Ilford KI Monobar
The KI Monobar is a 35mm monorail camera, made by Kennedy Instruments Ltd, a division of Ilford, from 1958 until 1965. 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.
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- K.I. Monobar, type U with a two-inch f/3.5 Dallmeyer Anastigmat, offered in the 21st Westlicht Photographica Auction, on 23 May 2012.
- K.I. Monobar, type U with 2⅜-inch f/6.5 Dallmeyer Wide Angle Anastigmat, sold at the auction The British Camera 1840-1960 The Jim Barron Collection at Christie's in London.
- User's Manual (pdf) at Photographic Memorabilia.
- British Journal of Photography, 16 July 1954, p. 367.
- Michel Auer (1975), The Illustrated History of the Camera, p. 216.
- 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.