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Fink-Roselieve, or after 1945 simply FR, was a US manufacturer of photo products, mostly known for developing tanks and photo-chemistry formulas. A small spotlight, an accessory rangefinder, a shoulder-pack electronic flash, and other items were also sold. Around 1942, they briefly offered a press camera in 2¼×3¼" size, the FR Reporter. Apparently some Reporters were actually manufactured; but it is a rarely-seen model (not even rating an entry in McKeown's). By 1943, advertisements for Fink-Roselieve instead announced the company's manufacture of chemistry for WWII aerial reconnaissance.
For a time FR was the US distributor of Minolta cameras. FR became the US importer of Adox films. Around 1961 FR offered the Auto-Eye I and Auto-Eye II 35mm cameras, a rebranding of two Adox Polomat models.
|1959 Adox Polomat - Adox logo|
replaced with FR logos
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|FR's "little man" logo|
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- Photos of FR Reporter from the blog カメラ コレクション マイナーハウス ('Camera Collection Minorhouse')