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The '''Wembley Sports''' was a [[Bakelite]] camera made in England by Truvox, introduced in 1950. It took 8 6x9cm images on [[120 film]]. The lens screwed into the body for transport, and extended for picture taking.
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The '''Wembley Sports''' is a [[Bakelite]] camera made in England by Truvox, introduced in 1950. It takes eight 6x9cm images on [[120 film]]. The lens screws into the body when not in use, and is extended for picture taking, with four click stops for [[zone focus|focus zones]].  
  
The [[Arti-Six]] is a very similar camera.
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The [[Arti-Six]] is a very similar camera, as is the [[Grand Manitou]] - a French-labelled version.
  
 
=== Specification ===
 
=== Specification ===
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* In production: 1950 - 1956 (?)
 
* In production: 1950 - 1956 (?)
 
* Film: [[120 film|120]]
 
* Film: [[120 film|120]]
* Lens: 85mm/f11 London Sportar, stopping to f22; focus 4ft-infinity
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* Lens: 85mm f/11 London Sportar, stopping to f/22; focus 4ft-infinity
* Shutter: Rondex Rapix, speeds 25, 50, 100 + B
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* Shutter: Rondex Rapid, speeds 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 + B
 
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== Links ==
 
== Links ==
* [http://www.garloo.com/sidewalk_patrol.htm brief info] on www.garloo.com [http://www.garloo.com]
 
 
* [http://www.gbcameras.org.uk/Wembley%20Sports/Wembley%20Sports%20Index.htm Wembley on GB Cameras]
 
* [http://www.gbcameras.org.uk/Wembley%20Sports/Wembley%20Sports%20Index.htm Wembley on GB Cameras]
 
* [http://westfordcomp.com/classics/wembly/index.htm Wembley] on westfordcomp.com
 
* [http://westfordcomp.com/classics/wembly/index.htm Wembley] on westfordcomp.com
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* [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=1429 Grand Manitou] on Sylvain Halgand's [http://www.collection-appareils.fr collection d'appareils anciens] (in French)
  
 
[[Category: W]]
 
[[Category: W]]
 
[[Category: Bakelite]]
 
[[Category: Bakelite]]
[[Category:UK]]
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[[Category: UK]]
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[[Category: Screw tube bakelite]]

Latest revision as of 10:39, 8 June 2017

The Wembley Sports is a Bakelite camera made in England by Truvox, introduced in 1950. It takes eight 6x9cm images on 120 film. The lens screws into the body when not in use, and is extended for picture taking, with four click stops for focus zones.

The Arti-Six is a very similar camera, as is the Grand Manitou - a French-labelled version.

Specification

  • Country of Origin: England
  • Manufacturer: Truvox
  • In production: 1950 - 1956 (?)
  • Film: 120
  • Lens: 85mm f/11 London Sportar, stopping to f/22; focus 4ft-infinity
  • Shutter: Rondex Rapid, speeds 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 + B



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