Tachibana Shōkai (タチバナ商会) 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). The shop owner was Katō Inetarō (加藤稲太郎). Tachibana made and sold a series of cameras called Pilot in the late 1930s and early 1940s. 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).
List of cameras
- Pilot Anastigmat 75/4.5 enlarging lens, sold ¥24 in 1939
- Pilot Hiking Pod camera clamp
- Pilot tripod heads
- Pilot tripods
- Pilot patent rollfilm holder
- Pilot cassettes for 35mm film cameras
- ↑ 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").
- ↑ Source: advertisements reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.83.
- ↑ Advertisement on p.11 of Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, December 15, 1939, reproduced on p.45 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Sugiyama, item 1018. See also this page at ksmt.com.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Advertisement in Photo Art May 1950, p.90, reproduced in this page.
- 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.