The "Association de Techniciens en Optique et Mecanique Scientifique" or otherwise known as ATOMS was founded in 1946 in St. Etienne, France, with a staff of only 9 people. The company produced a few twin lens reflex cameras and is known for its Atos shutter. The single type shutter was manufactured at their factory in Nice at 200 per month, however by 1956 the company employed a staff of 140 persons who made eight types of shutters at a rate of 20,000 per month.
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Ref: 1956, Monthly Abstract Bulletin from the Kodak Research Laboratories, Volumes 42-43, p.581.
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