This Antique c.1928 Agfa Chief Camera is in good condition with scratches and elegant wear. Shutter works. Makes a great display piece.
The Agfa Chief camera was manufactured by the Agfa company in Munich, Germany from approximately 1940 to 1965. This simple box camera was created through collaboration with the famous American Industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss. The Chief was described in advertising as the camera of tomorrow today. It was made of durable steel metal with a Bakelite lens tube.
The Chief featured a built-in shutter release, optical direct view finder, water proof, pebble grain covering, synchronized flash, rotary shutter providing bulb and instantaneous exposures, and a fixed focus meniscus lens mounted in a turret lens mount.
The camera was made in two sizes, model JN152 was capable of capturing eight 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch exposures on Agfa PB20 or standard 620 roll film and model JN153 was capable of capturing eight 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch exposures on Agfa PD16 or standard 616 roll film.
This camera has not been film tested. Picked as is. Sold as is. No refund.
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