|Coronet Midget in black|
image by John Nuttall (Image rights)
The Coronet Midget is a tiny box camera made of Bakelite by the Coronet Camera Co. in Birmingham, England. It is only 6.5cm long and 2.6cm wide, and weighs in at a mere 71g. It was introduced c.1935, in several colours - black, lime green, olive green, brown, red/black mottled and rose/orange mottled, and later in blue (1937).
It took six 13x18mm exposures on 16mm paper-backed rollfilm, using a simple Taylor-Hobson f10 fixed-focus meniscus lens and a 1/30s fixed-speed shutter. The rear of the camera hinges downward for film loading. A red window centred in the back is used to control film advance, wound by either a plain knob or a hinged D-shaped loop.
The Midget sold for 5s/6d (£0.275) in Britain in 1935, and $2.85 (including delivery) in the US in 1939.
|image by Jose Luis Gea Arques (Image rights)|
|Coronet Midgets in six colors|
image by Geoff Harrisson (Image rights)