Falcon Rocket

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While the name Falcon originated with the Utility Manufacturing Company of New York, it was Chicago's Henry T. Schiff who was awarded a February 1939 US design patent on the streamlined Falcon Rocket camera for 127 film[1]. This coincides with Falcon's transition to becoming one of the sub-brands of the Jack Galter/Spartus empire. The Rocket body greatly resembles one illustrated in a camera patent filed by Galter in 1939[2] (although that model was to include batteries for flash sync).

Other name variants of this camera are known, including the Utility Carlton and Spencer Majestic. The body is moulded in bakelite.

Notes

  1. US Design Patent 113,239 from Google Patents.
  2. US Patent 2,196,604 (PDF) from FreePatentsOnline.com



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