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Rolls Camera Mfg. Co. was a camera maker in Chicago. It is unclear whether they were part of the cluster of companies including Spartus, Monarck, etc.
Around 1940 Rolls offered the Rolls brand bakelite viewfinder camera, for 127 film, in a body style also seen under many different names, such as Photo-Master. These cameras had a simple shutter with time and instant settings, and a 50mm lens branded Rollax.
The company also produced some inexpensive cast-metal cameras for 35mm and 620 film. With some models the lens is fixed focus; other Super Rolls models include focusing lens mounts and multiple shutter speeds.
- Bakelite Rolls Review and photos (archived) from Marcy Merrill's Junk Store Cameras
|"Remington" & "Beauta,"|
two name variants of the Rolls bakelite camera
image by Graustark (Image rights)
|Specs for the metal Rolls camera,|
May 1940 Popular Photography
scanned by Voxphoto (Image rights)
|Super Rolls Seven Seven|
image by Bruce Nudd (Image rights)
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 | Lennor Engineering Co. | Metropolitan Industries | Monarch | Montgomery Ward | Pho-Tak | QRS Company | 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?|