This rare vintage Regal Miniature Bakelite camera 1938 to 1954. It still has film in it - although I opened the back to photograph it and exposed what film was exposed. There may be something good on the roll still - and it obviously has its film spools. The camera is in excellent condition. The box is in good condition - I have not tested this camera. It takes 127 film but you can respool 135mm film onto the spools.
The Regal Camera was manufactured by the Galter Products Company in circa 1940s. It was constructed of black plastic bakelite with a metal face plate and a built-in eye-level view finder . It featured a fixed focus 50mm lens. The shutter provided snap shot and time exposures. This camera was capable of producing sixteen photos from no. 127 or A8 roll film. I guess that the Regal Co. was an early section of the Regal Entertainment Group that has movie theaters all over the US now.
This camera company of Jack Galter built countless near-identical, quasi-functional toy cameras. These cameras, collectively labelled "The Chicago Cluster" took laughably bad photos but were nonetheless great fun to use. The Pickwik camera is one of them, I think the Regal was too. By switching the shutter and shutter cover plate, Galter's manufacturing company created an entirely "different" camera for different companies to market under their own names.
This camera would make a great addition to a home decor collection, can be used as a theater prop, as a fashion photography shoot accessory, or for display is a store.
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