Universal Camera Corp. was a film maker and camera maker that created some unique camera designs in New York during the 1930s and 40s. The company was founded in 1932 by Otto W. Githens and Jacob J. Shapiro. Its address was 521 South Avenue, later 23 West Road. It made cine cameras and projectors, still cameras, and binoculars. In 1952 the company became insolvent. Somehow its business was kept alive until 1964.
Note that there were also cameras labeled Univex produced by the Spanish company Casa Univex. These seem to be unrelated to the ones of the Universal Camera Corp. (reference needed).
- Orphancameras.com free camera manual web site with a number of Univex camera manuals.
- Old Cameras From My Collection, with articles about Universal Camera Corp. and its cameras, by Dana Kennedy
- Universal Camera Corporation, at Paleopix.com
- Univex Ultrachrome film, at Scott's Photographica Collection
- Univex AF-2 Camera at Scott's Photographica Collection
- Exploring the Vex in Univex, PDF article about Universal in Photographica Digest May 2006, at Western Photographic Historical Society
- Universal Camera Corp., at Collection G. Even's site. (in French)
- Universal Cameras at www.collection-appareils.fr, by Sylvain Halgand (in French)
- Repinski, Cynthia A. The UniveX Story. Centennial Photo Service, 1991. ISBN 0931838177.