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The '''Ansco Clipper''', '''Flash Clipper''' and '''Clipper Special''' were simple point and shoot cameras made by Agfa-Ansco, and [[Ansco]] from the 1930s into the 1950s. The series began as the [[Agfa PD16 Clipper]], but Ansco ceased using Agfa branding during the WWII years.
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They took 15 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.
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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 PD16 Clipper|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.
  
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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.
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An upmarket, higher-spec version of the same camera (featuring focus and exposure adjustments) was the [[Agfa Ansco Clipper Special|Clipper Special]].
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== Links ==
 
== Links ==
 
In English:
 
In English:
 
* [http://junkstorecameras.com/AnscoClipper.htm Review of the Ansco Clipper] at [http://www.junkstorecameras.com/ www.junkstorecameras.com]
 
* [http://junkstorecameras.com/AnscoClipper.htm Review of the Ansco Clipper] at [http://www.junkstorecameras.com/ www.junkstorecameras.com]
In English and French:
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*[http://www.collection-appareils.fr/ansco/html/ansco_clipper.php Ansco Clipper] and [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/ansco/html/ansco_flash_clipper.php Ansco Flash Clipper] at [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php Sylvain Halgand's www.collection-appareils.fr]
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*[http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=46 Ansco Clipper] and [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=604 Ansco Flash Clipper] at [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php Sylvain Halgand's www.collection-appareils.fr]
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[[Category: 616 film]]
 
[[Category: 616 film]]

Latest revision as of 15:13, 3 January 2019



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.


Links

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In French: