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Daiichi Kōki (第一光機) was perhaps a Japanese camera maker in the early 1940s. The Ami II, a 4.5×6 folder, is attributed to this company in an official price list dated November 1941.[1]

The company is probably unrelated to the contemporary Daiichi Kikō and to the later Daiichi Kōgaku.

Notes Edit

  1. "Kamera no kōtei kakaku kanpō happyō", November 1941, type 3, section 7A.

Bibliography Edit

  • "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 7A.
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