Alfred C. Kemper Kombi (1893)

This is a Kemper Kombi, an early miniature roll film box camera and graphoscope produced by the Alfred C. Kemper Company of Chicago, Illinois, USA starting in 1893.  The Kombi used a proprietary paper backed roll film developed specifically for it by the Eastman Kodak company and shot up to …

Argus C4 Geiss (1954)

This is an Argus C4, a 35mm rangefinder camera produced by Argus in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This particular example has what’s called the Geiss modification offered by Argus from 1954 to 1956, which for $10 they would send the camera to a Chicago company called Geiss where it’s lens would …

Polaroid SX-70 (1972)

This is the Polaroid SX-70 an instant film camera produced by Polaroid between the years of 1972 and 1981.  The SX-70 was a landmark camera as it was the first instant camera in the world to use pack film, instead of the more common roll film as all previous Polaroids …

Zenith Winpro 35 (1947)

This is a Winpro 35, a 35mm point and shoot camera first made by Webster Industries and then later by Zenith Film Corp., both of Rochester, New York, USA between the years 1947 and 1955.  The Winpro 35 is historically significant as it was the first camera to have a …

Kodak Colorburst 100 (1978)

This review is part of the Cameras of the Dead series which I have been publishing every year on Halloween and “Halfway to” Halloween, featuring three cameras that I’ve wanted to review that either didn’t work, or was otherwise unable to shoot. Last year, I republished individual versions of each …

Harrison Fotochrome (1965)

This review is part of the Cameras of the Dead series which I have been publishing every year on Halloween and “Halfway to” Halloween, featuring three cameras that I’ve wanted to review that either didn’t work, or was otherwise unable to shoot. Last year, I republished individual versions of each …

Traid Fotron (1962)

This review is part of the Cameras of the Dead series which I have been publishing every year on Halloween and “Halfway to” Halloween, featuring three cameras that I’ve wanted to review that either didn’t work, or was otherwise unable to shoot. Last year, I republished individual versions of each …