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The Argus C3, affectionately known as "The Brick," was produced between 1939 and 1966 by the Argus company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

This is the C3 model, and this particular camera was most likely produced between 1954 - 1957.
A few notes on dating this camera:
-5 shutter speeds, evenly spaced.
-Lower half of ranger finder is yellow
-8 hinge screws
-Coated lens
-Modern aperture series (3.5, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16)
-accessory shoe
-3 panels of leather on the back of the camera

The camera is in really great condition, and is clean inside. The shutter fires easily and doesn't stick. The camera is constructed from Bakelite and metal, with a leather facade.

Lastly, this camera is similar to the model that the character Colin Creevey used it in the film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." Makes a fantastic display item, but an even better classic film camera for capturing something really amazing.

Overall, this camera is a phenomenal example of post-war American manufacturing. Definitely Ron Swanson-approved!

The Size: In case, measures 6" wide, 4.5" tall and 3.5" wide.

Vintage Camera 35 mm Argus C3 Standard Brick Rangefinder


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, bakelite, leather
  • Only ships within United States.
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