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The Detrola Model K was manufactured by the Detrola Corporation in Detroit, Michigan in circa 1939. A candid type camera constructed of bakelite plastic with a built-in optical view finder and extinction meter. All exposed metal parts including the faceplate were chromium plated. The camera was capable of capturing sixteen exposures on standard 8 exposure film no. 127 roll film for taking 1 5/8 inch by 1 3/16 inch negatives. It was fitted with an Ilex Anastigmat f3.5 fixed focus lens corrected for color photography with accurate focusing from three feet to infinity. The lens was mounted on a automatic telescoping lens mount when released. It also came with an exposure indicator and a set of three exposure calibrator discs. The shutter provided instantaneous speeds from 1/25 to 1/200th of a second, including time and bulb. The Detrola Model K was priced at $22.50.
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