Photo-Magic

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German, French & Italian Cameras using 127 film
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The Photo-Magic is a bakelite camera for 4×6.5cm exposures on 127 film, made in black or wine. It is very simple, around the meniscus lens it is only marked Photo-Magic and No 4065; always the same! It has a time and instant shutter. Some are marked P and I, others T and I and have British made inside the back. There is also an identical Photo-Miami camera.

It looks a little like the original MIOM camera, and also quite like a small version of the Wembley Sports without the screw-out lens barrel. Vial dates it from 1948, and McKeown lists it under the Boumsell entry, while noting that Boumsell was only a distributor. It is discussed in more detail by Sylvain Halgand on his Photo-Magic page.

Bibliography

  • Vial, Bernard. Histoire des appareils français. Période 1940–1960. Paris: Maeght Éditeur, 1980, re-impressed in 1991. ISBN 2-86941-156-1.

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