“Hard to Find” ANSCO MEMO Cameras. The Original ANSCO MEMO I (1927). The Ansco Memo I has an Ilex-Ansco “Cinemat”. F:6.3 lens and ILEX “Guillotyne type” shutter with speeds from 1/25 -1/100 sec. With Both Original cassettes stamped PAT. 1,799,184 MADE IN U. The lens is clear and c lean , no scratches, fungus or cleaning marks.. The shutter works at all speeds and i believe is accurate. The camera body has no dents or dings. The Black Pebble Grained Leather covering is Complete with almost no signs of age. (see all the photos). Internally the camera is in like new condition. The Rapid Film Advance works perfectly. The film Advance Indicator is coupled to the film counter and works perfectly. It turns after each exposure and counts from 1- 50 exposures 18 X 24mm image size (Half Frame). The “Telescope type” Newton Viewfinder is clear and the image is very bright. The Black Lacquer is perfect. Even the ANSCO rectangular plaque on the bottom front has its original Gold patina. The nickel plated camera handle is perfect. Other than a few minor “signs of age” it is in close to Original condition. The Ansco Memo I is difficult to find and almost always in used condition. The cassettes can be loaded with 35mm film and the camera can be used. And “Ready to Use” example of. This pioneering American 35mm camera. I believe it would be impossible to find a comparable example of this little gem Developed by Ansco in 1924 and released commercially in 1927. (see the Patent photo 12). Please View All the photos to appreciate its Exceptional condition. This is the Complete Outfit including Original box, 50 page instructions and Original gray suede case. Please view my other listings and “save the Site”. I will be listing hundreds of cameras over the next months. Ansco anticipated making the profit by the sale of film cassettes since the camera would only accept these. It is interesting to note that Kodak only released for sale the standard 35 mm film in 1932. Get Images that Make Supersized Seem Small. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item “ANSCO MEMO The first Made in U. S. A. 35mm Camera” is in sale since Thursday, September 29, 2016. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras”. The seller is “berflo0″ and is located in Miami Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Ansco Binghamton N.Y.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Model: MEMO I & II