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|Marcy's Ansco Clipper Camera Review:||
I bought this metal camera at a Salvation Army store in Aberdeen, WA for $2.99. It takes 616 film. I didnt have the right size of film, so I modified a roll of 120 (by jamming plastic electrical nuts into the spool ends), attached it to an empty spool already in the camera and it works fine. This camera has a metal bellows. Squeeze the sides and it retracts back into the body. There is a lever on top of the lens assembly that, when pulled out, is the shutters "B" setting. The viewfinder is round- kinda funny. There is a handy little handle on the bodys left side. I like the deco look of this camera. The lens is glass. It appears to have an out of focus area just below the center of the image. I'm pretty sure this is due to my mucking around with the wrong film size. Probably the film isn't flat inside the camera.
Here's the electric wire nut trimmed down to fit into the end of the 120 spool.
Wire nuts placed in the end of the 120 spools.
McKeown's PRICE GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAMERAS states, "Ansco Clipper, Color Clipper, Flash Clipper, Clipper Special - 1940's - 1950's. A series of metal cameras with rectangular extensible front. $5 - 15."
Here's a lovely Ansco Flash Clipper camera.
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