Agfa Chief

Agfa Chief

Serial Number: Cam0017

Simple Box Camera

Agfa Ansco Binghamton

Country of Origin:
New York, USA

Production Period:
1940 - 1965

Approximate Price:
USD 50.00 - 100.00


Status: Display

The Agfa Chief camera was manufactured by
the Agfa company in Munich German from approximately
1940 to 1965. This simple box camera was created through a
collaboration with the famous American Industrial designer
Henry Dreyfuss. Described in advertising as the camera of
tomorrow today. It was made of durable steel metal. It
featured a built-in shutter release, optical direct view finder,
water proof, pebble grain covering, synchronized flash, rotary
shutter providing bulb and instantaneous exposures, and a
fixed focus meniscus lens mounted in a turret lens mount. The
camera was made in two sizes, model JN152 was capable of
capturing eight 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch exposures on Agfa PB20 or
standard 620 roll film and model JN153 was capable of capturing eight 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch exposures on Agfa PD16 or standard 616 roll film.