The Argus 75 is a very common camera from the late 40's
and early fifties.
It's got one of the better taking lenses featured on cheap cameras.
The one shown at left contained a roll of 620 Perutz film, (ASA
100.) The number 8 showed in the red window.
Perutz was manufactured in Germany. The word "Peromnia"
appears on the film label.
PEROMNIA (n.) Of German derivation. Defintion: Film that behaves
like an enraged snake when one attempts to guide it
onto a processing roll and contains no images other than the ones
produced by the person that attempted to guide it onto
a processing spool.
March 12, 2009
The Adventurer 620 is also very common. There are about a
half dozen different names for this camera which
was made by Herbert George in the 1950's. The Adveturer 620 has no
"manfactured by" markings anywhere
on it. The metallic purple shutter release button suggests an
Ansco inbreeding. Anyway, it sure as hell clashes
with the bright red film advance knob.
The roll of Ansco All Weather further supports my Ansco theory.
Apparently the name "All Weather"
didn't include the weather that this roll was subjected to. The film
was brittle and broke
while I threaded it onto a reel.
Once a dog. Now dust.
Maybe skating in New Jersey.
Another victim of a ham fisted handler, this No. 2
Agfa Ansco arrived with the back open.
One mans rust is another mans patina.
Brothers and Grandpa sat before the rusted hulk
Low percentage. High reward.