Monarck Manufacturing Company

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Monarck Manufacturing Company was based in Chicago, Illinois, and sold a line of low-priced cameras. The cameras often bore variations of the company name include Monarck Mfg Co., Monarch Mfg Co., and Monark Mfg Co.


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History

In 1940 the company was located at 711 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois[1]. In the bewildering world of Chicago camera manufacturing, note this address was one also used by Spartus, Galter, Herold, Spencer, and their numerous sub-brands.

127 Cameras

  • Flashmaster No. 110 (Graf Meniscus lens)
  • Flashmaster No. 117 (f7.7 achromatic lens, 3 stops)
  • Flash-Master (metal or bakelite pseudo TLR)
  • Flexmaster Reflex No. 211 (Graf Meniscus Lens)
  • Flexmaster Reflex No. 248 (f7.7 achromatic lens, 3 stops)
  • Kandõ Reflex
  • Royal Reflex (pseudo TLR)
  • Lincoln Candid Type
  • Vogue Candid Type
  • Churchill Candid Type
  • Traveler Candid Type

135 Cameras

  • Princess No. 300 (apparently the same as the Spartus 35)

620 Cameras

  • Monarck No. 620


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References

  1. Popular Photography, June 1940, Page 107
See The Chicago Cluster for more probably-related cameras and "companies"
Companies of Chicago (Illinois)
Adams & Westlake | American Advertising and Research Co. | Bernard | Burke & James | Busch | Calumet | Candid | Chicago Aerial | Chicago Camera Co. | Chicago Ferrotype Company | Deardorff | De Vry | Drucker | Galter | Geiss | Herold | Imperial | Kemper | Metropolitan Industries | Monarch | Montgomery Ward | Pho-Tak | Rolls | Sans & Streiffe | Sears | Seymour | Spartus | The Camera Man | United States Camera Co. | Western Camera Manufacturing Co. | Yale | Zar | Zenith
Chicago in depth: The Chicago Cluster‎, a bakelite trust?
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