Readyflash

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The Ansco Readyflash was a simple viewfinder-type camera with a fixed-focus lens, fixed aperture and single-speed shutter. Made circa 1953, it took 620 film, giving 8 2¼" x 3¼" exposures on a roll.

Its big feature was that it was flash-ready (hence the name); the top of the lens panel had two flash terminals, synched to the shutter, to attach to a flashbulb holder. The body was a basic sheet-metal box, with removable lid, and plastic fittings carrying the lens, shutter and viewfinder. It seems to have been a replacement for the Ansco Pioneer, discontinued at about the same time.

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