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Here's another camera that came from the minds of Herbert George (they were actually two guys - one named Herbert, and the other George - not some strange two headed monster. Or were they?!!). They founded what became the Imperial Camera Company. The Imperial Camera Company was based out of Chicago, Illinois. It produced a bunch of different cameras based on this body - normally only the colors of the camera and the faceplate were different. This is the Imperial Reflex, a pseudo TLR that came in shades of black, gray, and taupe, and reatures red accents.

Before going any further, let me just say that if you want a camera in pristine condition, this is not the camera for you. You should run far, far away from this camera. This camera looks like it's been run over by a truck, tortured, left out in the sun for a few years, and then maybe run over again. It is so abused that it's crossed the line from damaged to ugly to OMG AWESOME. Because even though this camera has tire tracks all over it, the camera seems to work perfectly.

The shutter is snappy and reliable. The film advance turns without a hitch. The red frame window in the back is intact and dark. The strap is still attached and looks brand new. The lens looks completely clear. The viewfinder is bright and soft, giving a wonderfully dreamy cast to what is seen through it. This would make a fantastic TTV (through the viewfinder) camera, but honestly, it would also make a fantastic camera to use, as well. I mean, what else could you do to it? It's apparently indestructible.

The Imperial Reflex does take 620 film, which is the same width as the widely available 120. It's easy enough to respool 120 film onto a 620 spool (or you could contact someone like myself about doing that for you!). This camera comes with one spare 620 spool inside of it.

Camera size - 5.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
Camera weight - 11 oz.

**Item ships outside the US via USPS First Class Mail.

Imperial Reflex - 620 camera


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: plastic, metal, glass, camera
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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