The name Aoba Shōkai (アオバ商会) is found in the Japanese official price list dated November 1941, about the PA 0 (ピエイ0型). It was certainly the name of a distributor.
↑ "Kamera no kōtei kakaku kanpō happyō", November 1941, type 3, section 7B.
"Kamera no kōtei kakaku kanpō happyō" (カメラの公定価格官報発表, Official announcement of the set prices of the cameras), November 1941. Extract of a table listing Japanese camera production and setting the retail prices, reproduced in "Bebī Semi Fāsuto 'Kore ha bebī wo nanotta semi-ki da'" (ベビーセミファースト"これはベビーを名乗ったセミ機だ", Baby Semi First, 'this is a Semi camera called Baby'), an article by Furukawa Yasuo (古川保男) in Camera Collectors' News no. 277 (July 2000). Nishinomiya: Camera Collectors News-sha. P. 27. Type 3, section 7B.
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