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Albert Drucker was an optical engineer in Chicago. He joined Burke and James, which was owned by his brother George Drucker,[1] after the serving in the US Navy in the First World War.[2] McKeown lists one camera, the Ranger, as having been made independently by Albert Drucker and Company in about 1939, while Drucker was working for Burke and James.[3] He left the firm in 1953 (when he was the company secretary and chief engineer), and bought the assets of the Gundlach Manufacturing Company.


  1. Burke and James partial company history at Jo Lommen's website.
  2. Albert Drucker - obituary in the Chicago Tribune, 7 June 1985.
  3. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p251.

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