This gorgeous art deco rangefinder camera was produced by Argus from 1939 to 1950. There are subtle variations of this body style beginning in 1936 until 1951. It features a telescoping lens, shutter speeds of T to 200 and f-stops from 4.5 to 18. To release the lens, gently twist and pull outward. Reverse this sequence to close it.
This one is in very good condition. The brushed bakelite body is pristine with a textured surface resembling fine embroidery. The smooth bakelite top and bottom surfaces show light abrasions. The aluminum back shows abrasions and scratches. At the time of it's production, aluminum was a very expensive metal.
The shutter and film advance work, However the B and T settings don't work.
The case is in very good structural condition. The front of the case is darkened, as are areas on the back. The case has been repaired with a wing nut, rather than a rivet. There are creases on the flaps.
Your camera will be carefully packed and shipped priority mail with tracking in the US and first class mail international.
I usually ship using priority mail, but will use first class mail, if possible to save my customers money. Orders of $49.00 and over will be shipped priority mail with tracking and insurance both in the United States and on all international shipping.
All orders totaling $200.00 or more require signature confirmation. I use USPS for all of my shipping.
Any shipping overage of $1.00 and over is refunded to the buyer.
********International buyers note: You are responsible for any and all customs charges, duties and taxes , that your country imposes. I have no way of calculating these fees and should they occur, I am not responsible for paying for them. In addition, I will not falsify customs forms by marking an item as a "gift" or writing the amount in as less than the actual cost of the item paid or any other type of falsification.
Payment is by pay pal or direct payment.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
If you are unhappy with your purchase, please convo me. You may return your purchase for a full refund within 14 days of receipt. Item must be returned in it's original condition with adequate packing material to prevent damage on it's return voyage.
For United States customers, I will pay for return shipping, as well as original shipping and payment.
*** For international customers, I'll refund the cost of the item and the original shipping charge. International customers pay for return shipping.
******International customers: No returns are accepted because of customs charges, taxes or duties that you did not anticipate and now, don't wish to pay.******
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