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Japanese plate strut-folding cameras (edit)
No.0 (4×5cm) CH
atom (4.5×6cm) Idea Spring
meishi (5.5×8cm) Minimum Idea | Korok
daimeishi (6.5×9cm) Idea Spring | Minolta | Auto Minolta | Auto Press Minolta | Nifca-Dox | Vester Klapp
tefuda (8×10.5cm) Focal Happy | Idea Spring | Idea Telephoto
10×15cm Kongo Press
kabine (12×16.5cm) Idea Spring | Idea Telephoto
Japanese plate film: monocular, box, folding bed and SLR ->
3×4 and 4×4, 4×5 and 4×6.5, 4.5×6, 6×6 and 6×9 ->

The CH is a Japanese strut-folding camera taking Sweet-size plates (about 4×5cm), patterned after the British Ensignette. The camera is known from a single surviving example pictured in Sugiyama.[1] It was made by an unknown company, certainly in the 1920s. It was surely distributed by Misuzu Shōkai, which is known to have used the CH brand at a later period.

The CH camera has a fixed-focus lens, a brilliant finder inside the front standard, and a simple shutter with Time and Instant settings selected by a lever at the front. The front standard has the words Achromatic lens above the lens, the model name "C.H" below and New PATENT CAMERA. at the bottom right.

Notes[]

  1. Sugiyama, item 4030.

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