Ansco Clipper

Ansco Clipper

Serial Number: Cam0014

Simple non-adjustable camera


Country of Origin:
Ansco, Binghamton, NY. Made in USA

Production Period:
1930 - 1950

Approximate Price:
USD 10.00 - 20.00


Status: Display

The Ansco Clipper and Flash Clipper
were simple non-adjustable cameras made by Agfa
Ansco, later Ansco, from the 1930s into the 1950s.
(The series began as the Agfa Ansco PD16 Clipper,
but Agfa branding was dropped during the WWII
years.) They took 16 images on 616 film. The lens
board pulled out of the camera body for taking
pictures, and collapsed to make the camera more
compact when not in use. The focus and aperture
were fixed, while the shutter had I and B settings. The
Flash Clipper was modified with an accessory shoe,
and a proprietary two-pin flash sync connection
beside the lens. The Flash Champion is a name
variant of the Flash Clipper. An upmarket, higher-spec version of the same camera (featuring focus
and exposure adjustments) was the Clipper Special.