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Vintage Argus Camera Flash Unit Camera Accessories with Flash Bulbs and Manual

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This is a great vintage Argus flash unit from the 1940s or 1950s. The unit has a metal (chrome?) reflector and black plastic body with a hotshoe attachment. These fit neatly in the original box. Also included are two Sylvania FP 26 flashbulbs, the original manual, and a serial number card for an Argus camera.

The manual is a tri-fold brochure with pictures on how to assemble and use the flash; on the back is an exposure guide with distances, film speed, and type of film.

I have not tested this, but the flash unit appears to be in good condition. There is some white oxidation on some of the metal parts, but no rust. The pamphlet is a little wrinkled with a few small tears but in pretty good condition. The serial number card has a big piece of tape residue through the middle of it. The box bottom is a little worn but in solid condition; the top has large tears through the middle top and on the side seams.

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Vintage Argus Camera Flash Unit Camera Accessories with Flash Bulbs and Manual


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal and plastic flash unit, glass flash bulbs, paper pamphlet, cardboard box
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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