GAF Ansco 127
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The curiously alien-looking GAF Ansco 127 was produced after a 1967 adoption of the GAF trademark to supersede Ansco as the company's camera brand. This model is a late and rather futile attempt to sell a simple snapshot camera using 127 film, given how rapidly the public had embraced drop-in loading 126 film cartridges, as used in Kodak's wildly successful Instamatics.
The GAF Ansco 127 starts from some of the styling motifs of the Ansco Cadet II and makes them even more flamboyant (it is apparently able to accept the same flash holder, using two sockets in the top panel.) Likewise, film is still advanced using a large knob on the bottom of the camera. Each roll yields 12 images 4×4 cm square. The lens is fixed focus and even the nearly-universal "B" setting has been omitted from this ultra-basic model.