Agfa Ansco Clipper Special

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The c.1939 Clipper Special was the top model in the Agfa PD16 Clipper range of collapsing cameras for size 616 rollfilm (size PD 16 in Agfa's designation).

It is also known as the Clipper Special 6.3, after the maximum aperture of its Agfa anastigmat lens. (The cheaper models used a doublet of unstated aperture). Unlike its simpler brothers, this model offered a shutter with 4 speeds plus T and B; adjustable aperture, and lens focusing down to 4 feet.

This camera appeared during the time period when Ansco had merged with the US division of Agfa, to become Agfa Ansco.

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