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Maker(s):International Research Corporation of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Culture:American
Title:Argus C3
Date Made:ca. 1939
Materials:metal; glass
Place Made:Michigan
Measurements:overall: 3 3/8 in x 5 in x 2 3/4 in; 8.6 cm x 12.7 cm x 7 cm
Accession Number:  HC 2016.1.062
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert W. Lisle, MD, 2004

Description:
The Argus C3 is also known as "the brick" - a nickname deriving from its shape, reliability, and durability. This camera was a very popular 35mm coupled rangefiner with internal flash synchronization. It was produced until 1966.

Tags:
cameras

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