Ilford KI Monobar

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The KI Monobar is a 35mm monorail camera, made by Kennedy Instruments Ltd, a division of Ilford, from 1958 until 1965.[1] The camera was designed by medical photographers Charles Engel and Dr Peter Hansell. It uses standard 135 film cassettes, loaded in a magazine back. The standard model of the camera (type U) has the camera movements (front and rear rise, tilt and swing) that are more familiar features of large-format cameras. There was also a simpler type F without movements, for applications like microscopy where movements are not useful.[1]




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  • 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). p. 457.