ARGUS Cameras in Collection
1940-42 Argus A3 Camera
1941-42 Argus CC Camera
1956-57 Argus C44 Camera
1940-42 Argus A3 1941-42 Argus CC 1956-57 Argus C44
Argus was an American maker of camera and photographic products, founded in 1936 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Argus originated as a subsidiary of the International Radio Corporation (IRC), founded by Charles Verschoor. Its best-known product was the C3 (the "Brick") rangefinder camera, which enjoyed a 27-year production run and became one of the top-selling cameras in history. The company's bakelite Model A was the first low-cost 35 mm camera in the United States, selling over 30 thousand in the first year alone.  Argus was acquired by Sylvania in 1959. and sold off in 1969, by which time it had ceased camera production.