Matsuzaki

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Matsuzaki was a Japanese distributor based in Osaka.[1]

It was active as Matsuzaki Shashinki-ten (松崎写真機店) as early as 1937, and distributed accessories under the Tsubasa brand in the late 1930s and 1940s. (It is not known if there is a relationship with Kigawa, which used the same brand name for various cameras.) In the early 1950s, the company name was Matsuzaki Shōkai (松崎商会).[2] All trace of the Matsuzaki company is lost after 1953.

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Many advertisements issued by Matsuzaki, both before and after the war, indicate that it was the "distributor of the Tsubasa photographic products" (ツバサ写真用品発売元).[15] These Tsubasa accessories were perhaps made by Tōkyō Shashin Kōgaku Kōgyō-sho. It is not known if they are unrelated with the cameras called Tsubasa made by Optochrom and later Kigawa.

Notes

  1. Its address from 1937 to 1953 was Ōsaka-shi Higashi-ku Kōraibashi 5–16 (大阪市東区高麗橋五丁目十六). Source: advertisements reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, pp.73, 112 and 136, and advertisements for the Gelto reproduced in the Gochamaze website.
  2. Advertisement dated May 1953 reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.136.
  3. Advertisement reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.73.
  4. Advertisements for the Gelto reproduced in the Gochamaze website.
  5. Awano, p.3 of Camera Collectors' News no.274, and advertisement on p.6 of the same source, dated October 1939 perhaps by mistake.
  6. Advertisement reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.136.
  7. Advertisement reproduced in Nostalgic Camera, a page by Toshio Inamura.
  8. Advertisements reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.112.
  9. Advertisements for the Gelto reproduced in the Gochamaze website. Advertisement reproduced in Nostalgic Camera, a page by Toshio Inamura. Advertisements in Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, December 15, 1939, p.9, and February 15, 1944, p.5, reproduced on pp.43 and 69 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku.
  10. Advertisement reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.73; advertisement reproduced in Nostalgic Camera, a page by Toshio Inamura; advertisements in Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, December 15, 1939, p.9, and February 15, 1944, p.5, reproduced on pp.43 and 69 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku.
  11. Advertisement reproduced in Awano, p.6 of Camera Collectors' News no.274, dated October 1939 perhaps by mistake.
  12. Advertisement reproduced in Awano, p.6 of Camera Collectors' News no.274, dated October 1939 perhaps by mistake.
  13. Advertisement reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.73. Advertisement reproduced in Nostalgic Camera, a page by Toshio Inamura.
  14. Advertisement reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.136.
  15. Advertisements reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, pp.73 and 136. See also the various advertisements for the Gelto reproduced in the Gochamaze website.

Bibliography

  • Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7.
  • Awano Mikio (粟野幹男). "Maikuro kamera (senzenhen)" (マイクロカメラ[戦前編], Mycro camera [prewar edition]). In Camera Collectors' News no.274 (April 2000). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha.
  • Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin (日本写真興業通信). Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku (百号ごと十回の記録, Ten records, every hundred issues). Tokyo: Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin Sha (日本写真興業通信社), 1967. No ISBN number. Advertisements on p.43, corresponding to p.9 of the December 15, 1939 issue, and on p.69, corresponding to p.5 of the February 15, 1944 issue.

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