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Research: Geoffrey Gilbert and the Gilbert box camera

I am researching the history of the Gilbert box camera and its designer, Geoffrey Gilbert.  The camera was made in the 1950s and had an unusual steel body covered in artificial lizard skin.  This camera will be familiar to many.…

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Added by David Gardner on August 25, 2020 at 11:30 — 5 Comments

Research: Ensign Multex

Those of us with an interest in British cameras will know the Ensign Multex as an interesting and collectable camera from the late 1930s.  It is unusual in being a 14 on 127 camera with a coupled rangefinder focussing down to 21 inches.  

Launched in 1936 as “The British Precision Miniature Camera” it moved quickly through 3 variants (Model I, Model II and Model 0 in that order) in less than 3 years and then disappeared.

I am in the…

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Added by David Gardner on February 4, 2019 at 17:42 — No Comments

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