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1914 Auto Graflex Jr. Camera
1914 Auto Graflex Jr.
6cm x 9cm

1914 - 24 Auto Graflex Junior  is a 2 1/4 X 3 1/4 SLR with a rollfilm back for 120 film.  This camera was found at a yard sale by my wife and was given to me. I managed to revive it  for a short while (until a spring broke)  just for the fun of it.
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1975 Olympus OM-2n Csmera
1975 Olympus OM-2n
I purchased the OM-2 in 1975 at the Rhein-Main Airbase PX and used it until I swtiched to digital . A great camera - light, rugged, and verstile.
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1951 Rolleiflex Automat 4 Camera
1951 Rolleiflex Automat 4
6 cm x 6cm
My wife and I bought this camera late in 1951 on a working student budget.  It was one of our first purchases after our marriage (a bottle of Dry Sack sherry was the first). It was in continuous use until 1974 when I purchased  the Mamiyaflex.
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1976 Mamiyaflex Camera
1976 Mamiyaflex
6cm x 6cm
I bought it in 1976 at 47th. Street Photo in New York  and only parted with it when I went completely digital.
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1956 Canon VT Camera
1956 Canon VT

I bought the camera in 1956 at the US Air base in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to replace the Leica II(d) which died a natural death. The Leica lens fit the Canon. I continued to use it until 1974, when it suffered a cat-tastrophy - the cat knocked it off the mantel.
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1974 Zorki 4K Camera
1974 Zorki 4K

In 1974 I bought the Zorki  at the Soviet Trade Mission Store in Brussels, Belgium, to replace the cat-demised Canon VT. It was somewhat of a clunker, but it accepted my Leica and Canon Lenses.
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1954 Kodak Retina IIIc Camera
1954 Kodak Retina IIIc

The Retina was purchased in 1954 at Sarrafian's in Beirut , Lebanon, primarily for my wife's use. It was a remarkably good camera, small, lightweight, with changeable lens elements which gave it wide angle, normal and telephoto capabilities.
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1938 Leica II(D) Camera
1938 Leica II(D)

While I was in college, one of the GI Bill students was complaining that he could get better pictures with a Brownie Box Camera than with the Leica he had "liberated" in Germany at the end of the war.  I offered to trade him my brownie box for the Leica and, to my great surprise, he accepted.  I got the camera and three lenses - Elmars 35, 50 and 90mm.
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