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Vintage Ansco ReadyFlash Camera

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Very cute little camera that is in good vintage condition. I cleaned it up some with some alcohol and cotton swabs. There are a few dings and scratches on the camera from normal wear, but they do not detract from appearance. The inside has a tiny bit of rust from age, and is not noticeable. This camera is in very good condition and so very cute!!


I am not sure if this camera works, but I see that the shutter still works and you can hear it when you press the shutter button. This camera use to take 620 film, but I have read that you can take 120 film and respool it on 620 spools for use with the camera. I did not attempt to open the camera though.

Here's a picture on Flickr taken with this type of camera:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogmom_five/6712129993/


Camera History:

The Ansco Readyflash was a simple viewfinder-type camera with a fixed-focus lens, fixed aperture and single-speed shutter. Made in the 1950s, it took 620 film, giving 8 2¼" x 3¼" exposures on a roll. Its big feature was that it was flash-ready (hence the name); the lens mount had two flash terminals, synched to the shutter, to attach to a flashbulb unit. The body was a basic sheet-metal box, with removable lid, and plastic fittings carrying the lens, shutter and viewfinder.


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Vintage Ansco ReadyFlash Camera

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, plastic
  • Feedback: 276 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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