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Vintage 1940s Eclipse 120 Film 6 x 9 Box Camera

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This great old camera is a Eclipse 120 Camera in very good condition!

It has great art deco styling having been made in the 1940s. If you are interested in using this camera, the shutter was stuck when we received the camera. We opened it up and oiled the shutter, but feel it is still a bit sticky. The shutter does work in both the Snap Shot and Timed positions. There is a lever on the top of the camera partially under the handle to select between the two shutter modes. The Timed is marked "T" and the Snap Shot is marked "I".

This camera has two viewfinders. One on the top for portrait photographs and one on the side for landscape photographs. Both viewfinders give good clear images. Interestingly, the viewfinder reflection is achieved by using a metal mirror, not glass like most cameras of this type.

The film carriage is removed from the back of the camera. The back door folds down as seen in the photos and the carriage slides out. This carriage includes an empty film take up spool. The carriage is stamped with "Use 120 Film or Equivalent 6 x 9 CM". The lens is built into the film carriage and looks like it could use a good cleaning.

The outside of the camera is in very good condition There are some scratches on it as seen in the photos but they just add character!

The original hand strap is still attached at the rear. When we opened up the camera to lubricate the shutter we broke the front of the strap. The strap appears to be made of paper.

The box of this camera is all metal. The front has two contacts which appear to be for a flash unit. The back door is a bit snug to open, but you wouldn't want it any other way to prevent light leaks!

These cameras are pretty rare and can still be used! 120 size film is still available and would be a blast to shoot through this great vintage camera! An empty film spool is also included!

Thanks for looking!

Vintage 1940s Eclipse 120 Film 6 x 9 Box Camera


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: Metal, Glass
  • Ships worldwide from Pennsylvania, United States
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