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Argus A

1936-1941

This is the first model camera Argus made. It is a small bakelight camera, that can take some fine pictures if you know how to use it. Argus made them in a variety of colors: brown/gold, Olive drab, Grey, white, and the most common Black. I have never seen a white one, nor heard of anyone else that has seen one. Maybe its a myth? Well anyway, my three A's are in OK condition. The earliest of the three is serial #23xxx. This A has the earlier lens front. The top lettering says: Argus-Ilex-Precise, instead of the later: -ARGUS-.   

film type: 35mm.
lens: ARGUS I.R.C. f-4.5 ANASTIGMAT
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        ARGUS-ILEX-PRECISE I.R.C. f-4.5 ANASTIGMAT
shutter speeds: 25, 50, 100, 200, B, T
aperture settings: 4.5, 6.3, 9, 12.7, 18
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                4.5, 5.6, 8, 11
fucusing capabilities: lens barrel twists into two positions, one for 6-18   feet, another for 18ft-infinity
 

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