The Detrola Model KW was manufactured by the Detrola Corporation in Detroit, Michigan in circa 1939. The "W" in the model number stood for Wollensak. The Model KW was the same as the Model K, except that it was fitted with a Wollensak Velostigmat f3.5 lens corrected for color photography.
Detrola Model KW was 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. 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.
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