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Cameras (2)

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
.1 This is a Canon Elph Camera. It is rectangular in shape and mainly silver-coloured with a black lens. A black cord for holding the camera is attached. The camera is in a grey cloth bag.
.2 This is a Canon Sprint camera. It is rectangular in shape and has a black body. A black cord for holding the camera is attached. The camera is in a buff-coloured cloth bag. This is slightly scuffed.
Size
.1 W 6. 5 cm. H 10 cm. D 3.3 cm. .2 W 7 cm H 13 cm. D 4.5 cm
Object Registration
002420
Keywords
canon cameras, history of warrnambool
Historical information
These cameras were made in Japan by the Canon Company which dates from the 1930s. Canon cameras were, and still are very popular as they are compact and have a simple ‘point and shot’ mechanism. The taking of family photographs has been a hobby for over 100 years.
When Made
Late 20th century
Made By
Canon Co. Inc.
Significance
These cameras have no known local provenance but are retained for display purposes.
Inscriptions & Markings
.1 Canon Elph Canon Inc. Made in Japan 3104104
.2 Canon Sprint Approved JC11
Last updated
19 Feb 2019 at 11:11AM