Tachibana

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Tachibana Shōkai (タチバナ商会)[1] was a Japanese camera shop in Tokyo. Its address from 1938 to 1942 was Koishikawa-ku Edogawa-chō 13 (東京小石川区江戸川町13).[2] The shop owner was Katō Inetarō (加藤稲太郎).[3] Tachibana made and sold a series of cameras called Pilot in the late 1930s and early 1940s.[4] It was still active in 1949 as the distributor of the Pilot photographic products; its address was Bunkyō-ku Hongō Masago-chō 16 in Tokyo (東京文京区本郷真砂町16).[5]

Contents

List of cameras

Other

  • Pilot Anastigmat 75/4.5 enlarging lens, sold ¥24 in 1939[7]
  • Pilot Hiking Pod camera clamp[8]
  • Pilot tripod heads[7]
  • Pilot tripods[9]
  • Pilot patent rollfilm holder[9]
  • Pilot cassettes for 35mm film cameras[7]
  • filters[7]

Notes

  1. The name is consistently written タチバナ in katakana in the advertisements. It was written 橘 in "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" ("Inquiry into Japanese cameras").
  2. Source: advertisements reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.83.
  3. Advertisement on p.11 of Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, December 15, 1939, reproduced on p.45 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku.
  4. Advertisements in Asahi Camera January and September 1941, reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.83, say that Tachibana was the maker and distributor of the Pilot products: パイロツト写真用品製造発売元. Tachibana is also said to be the maker of the Baby Pilot and Pilot Six in "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" ("Inquiry into Japanese cameras"), items 82–3 and 168–9.
  5. Advertisement in Ars Camera February 1949, p.50; advertisement in Photo Art December 1949, p.58. See also the advertisement (at the top left) in Ars Camera December 1949 reproduced in Nostalgic Camera by Toshio Inamura.
  6. Sugiyama, item 1018. See also this page at ksmt.com.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Advertisement on p.11 of Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, December 15, 1939, reproduced on p.45 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku.
  8. Advertisement on p.11 of Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, December 15, 1939, reproduced on p.45 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku. Advertisement by Tachibana Shōkai (at the top left) in Ars Camera December 1949, reproduced in Nostalgic Camera by Toshio Inamura.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Advertisement in Photo Art May 1950, p.90, reproduced in this page.

Bibliography

  • Ars Camera. Advertisement by Tachibana Shōkai in February 1949 (p.50).
  • Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7.
  • "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" (国産写真機ノ現状調査, Inquiry into Japanese cameras), listing Japanese camera production as of April 1943. Reproduced in Supuringu kamera de ikou: Zen 69 kishu no shōkai to tsukaikata (スプリングカメラでいこう: 全69機種の紹介と使い方, Let's try spring cameras: Presentation and use of 69 machines). Tokyo: Shashinkogyo Syuppan-sha, 2004. ISBN 4-87956-072-3. Pp.180–7.
  • Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin (日本写真興業通信). Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku (百号ごと十回の記録, Ten records, every hundred issues). Tokyo: Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin Sha (日本写真興業通信社), 1967. No ISBN number. Advertisement on p.45, corresponding to p.11 of the December 15, 1939 issue.
  • Photo Art. Advertisements by Tachibana Shōkai in December 1949 (p.58) and May 1950 (p.90).
  • Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985. ISBN 4-257-03187-5.

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