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Another one of the antique cameras that I have inherited. This one was my Great Great Uncle Irvin Walden’s. The camera seems to be stuck tight in the leather form fitted case, and I was afraid to force it out, so shot it as best as I could. the camera is an Argus, made in the good ole U.S.A. Below is information I found on the Argus cameras… I am thinking this is the model C3, but totally unsure.

Argus is an American  maker of cameras  and photographic products, founded in 1936 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Argus originated as a subsidiary of the International Radio Corporation (IRC), founded by Charles Verschoor. Its best-known product was the C3 rangefinder camera, which enjoyed a 27-year production run and became one of the top-selling cameras in history. The company’s Model A was the first low-cost 35 mm camera in the United States. Argus was acquired by Sylvania in 1959 and sold off in 1969, by which time it had ceased camera production (some rebadged cameras continued to be sold under the Argus name through the 1970s).

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