Vintage AGFA B-2 CADET Hand-Held Box Camera Complete ca.1937
Excellent Condition, complete with original 120 film roller, hand strap, shutter moves freely, viewfinders clear, film insert and advance knob function well.
Specifications: Manufacturer: Agfa-Ansco Origin: Germany Made in: Binghamton, NY, USA Produced: 1937-38 Type: Box, Viewfinder Format: 120 Film Roll Dimensions: 8 x 10.5 x 12.5 cm Picture size: 6×9 Weight: 14.4oz (408.2g) Lens single element meniscus (looks like a big contact lens) Focal range assume 2m to infinity for most box cameras Shutter simple spring w/sliding aperture disc Shutter speeds one speed, about 1/60, plus ‘time’ Viewfinder two ground glass screens (reflectors are polished steel) Exposure meter: none
The Agfa B-2 Cadet is a simple hand-held box camera introduced in 1937 by Agfa. Even though the Cadet is a German camera designed in Germany, it was actually manufactured in Binghamton, New York in the factory of American camera company Ansco since they were owned by Agfa at the time.
The Agfa B-2 Cadet features a basic meniscus lens with a fixed aperture and a simple rotary shutter that has two speeds: 1/60 and time (achieved by pulling out the metal tab next to the shutter lever). To load and unload film, the film door must first be unlatched then the frame advance lever must be pulled to allow the camera’s internals to slide out. The Cadet accepts 120 film (designated as B-2 film by Agfa). Features two waist-level viewfinders: one for portrait (located on top) and one for landscape when the camera is rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
The Camera is sold for Parts, Restoration or collection. In some cases, you may need to have it clean by a professional to return it to original condition. It is being SOLD AS IS and NOT tested with film. It will make an Outstanding display piece.