Atom Hayatori Shashinki
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The Atom Hayatori Shashinki (アトム早取写真機, meaning Atom-size fast picture-taking camera) is a Japanese box camera taking 4.5×6cm plates or a film pack, sold by Ōsaka Shashinki Shōkai on mail order.
The camera is only known from a single advertisement. The drawing shows a very simple box camera, with a handle at the top, a simple shutter and an attached cable release; no viewfinder is visible. It was available in four versions: A (¥3), B (¥4), C (¥5) and Special (特上品, ¥8½ and ¥10). It was also offered for film plates only, without the ability to take film packs, for ¥1 less. The camera was supplied with chemicals, a manual and a dozen film.
- ↑ The 4.5×6cm picture format is only inferred from the name atom, and is not explicitly confirmed by the original document observed so far.
- ↑ Advertisement reproduced in Morishita, p.70 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.22.
- ↑ The text reads as follows: "使用具薬品独習書フィルム一打付".
- Morishita Hajime (森下肇). "Atomu-han kamera no subete" (アトム判カメラのすべて, All of Atom-size cameras). Kamera Rebyū: Kurashikku Kamera Senka (カメラレビュー クラシックカメラ専科) / Camera Review: All about Historical Cameras no.22, September 1992. No ISBN number. Airesu no subete (アイレスのすべて, special issue on Aires). Pp.55–70.