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Argus C Four 35mm Camera 1950s Manly Camera

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This is a nice, old Argus C-Four 35mm Camera made in 1951-58 by Argus Cameras, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI USA. It is a really handsome camera and this one is in particularly nice looking shape.

The thing I love about this camera are all of the gears. The focus knob is a wheel with teeth that turns the focus ring. The plunger shutter release slowly raises up as you turn the advance film wheel. It is super cool!

Condition:

Cosmetics - Excellent. Clean, no dents, very little metal wear on the corners.
Lens - Looks clean and fairly dust-free.
Shutter - Fires but closes slowly. Needs to be cleaned, I think.

Specs:
Shutter speeds from 1/10-1/300, +B
Lens 50mm f2.8 Coated Cintar
Made in the 1950's

Where did this camera come from? I purchased this one and many others at auction from a collection from a photography store. They seemed to have been cleaned professionally at one point, but they have been sitting around for some time. I only clean the outside, leatherette and big grungy bits very gently. I do not wipe lenses, I simply dust them a bit with a soft brush. I never use compressed air to clean my cameras as that may damage them and just blows the dust around. I do not test any camera with film, but I do test their mechanics. Any small or significant issues are always disclosed.

Argus C Four 35mm Camera 1950s Manly Camera

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: camera, metal, glass
  • Ships worldwide from New Jersey, United States
  • Feedback: 7 reviews
  • Favorited by: 47 people

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