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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Traid Corporation
Culture:American
Title:Fotron III
Date Made:ca. 1950
Materials:metal; plastic; glass
Place Made:United States; California
Measurements:overall: 7 in x 10 in x 4 in; 17.8 cm x 25.4 cm x 10.2 cm
Accession Number:  HC 2016.1.054
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert W. Lisle, MD, 2004

Description:
The Fotron III camera was sold door-to-door for $350-$500. It was the forerunner of the Instamatics and of current cameras with built it strobe. It has an electronic flash, power winding, and rechargable batteries as well as a leather case, power cord, and Film. There are instructions, warranty, print order forms and a message all stored seperately. It has a button controlled exposure system and usues 828 film that was prepackaged into cartridges made for the camera. Once the film was full you would mail it to the company for printing. Each cartridge had 10 1x1' frames.

Tags:
cameras; photographic equipment

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