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Dalka Industries Pty. Ltd. was a manufacturer based in Victoria, Australia. Their factory was at 446-448 Bell Street, Preston (a suburb of Melbourne).

Dalka is known for one camera product, circa 1949-53, the Dalka Candid Model A20. Its ribbed styling is reminiscent of some Falcon Miniature versions from Utility Manufacturing Company[1]; yet it differs in being designed for 6×6 cm exposures on 620 film, rather than 127. Its 66mm Teco Lens does not focus; and exposure can only be adjusted via three "weather condition" aperture stops, or through switching the shutter from "Inst" to "Time."

It would seem that while the instruction sheet said it could use 620 or 120 film - which was also printed on the faceplate and moulded in the back of the camera, the 120 spool was a tight fit, so subsequently both the instructions [2] and the faceplate were altered to say "use 620 film".

Interestingly there was another Australian-made plastic camera sold around the same time that used both 620 and 120 film - the ACMA Sportshot.


  1. For example, compare with this Falcon Miniature posted to Flickr by Gustavo Vasquez.
  2. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). Page 240.