The Spartus "35" and "35F" were a series of cameras for 35mm film made by Spartus, and subsequently Herold and Galter, of Chicago USA.
The original black version of the body bears a strong resemblance to the Argus A. Different lens & shutter combinations were sold, with the most expensive model offering an f/3.5 coated anastigmat lens, four shutter speeds from 1/25 to 1/150 sec. plus T and B, and "micrometer focusing mount" allowing scale focus down to 4 feet. The "F" designation indicated a top connector offering flash sync.
Later Spartus "35" models from Herold Products switched to a gray & silver body style somewhat reminiscent of the Kodak Pony.
- ↑ This model was advertised at $29.50 including tax in the November, 1948 Popular Photography magazine (Vol. 23, No. 5), page 9.
- Spartus 35F user manual at Butkus.org
- Spartus 35F on Karen Nakamura's Photoethnography site
- Spartus 35F at Sylvain Halgand's www.collection-appareils.fr (in French)
See The Chicago Cluster for more probably-related cameras and "companies"