Fuku Bōeki (福貿易) was a Japanese trading company based in Tokyo.[1] It distributed the Semi Renky and New Semi Renky from 1939 to about 1943, as well as other Renky products.

List of products Edit

  • Semi Renky, 4.5×6 camera
  • New Semi Renky, 4.5×6 camera
  • Renky enlarger, sold ¥70 in 1939 with a Renko 75/4.5 lens[2]
  • Renky enlarger model II, sold ¥80 in 1941 with a Renko 75/4.5 lens[3]
  • Renko 75/4.5 enlarging lens, sold alone for ¥24 in 1939[4]
  • Renky rangefinder, available in metres or in feet, sold ¥16 in 1941[5]

Notes Edit

  1. Its address from 1939 to 1941 was Tōkyō-shi Kyōbashi-ku Kyōbashi 3–4 Fukutoku building (東京市京橋区京橋三ノ四福徳ビル). Source: advertisements dated November 1939 and March 1941 reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.104 and advertisement dated August 1941 reproduced in the Gochamaze website.
  2. Advertisement dated November 1939 reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.104.
  3. Advertisement dated March 1941 reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.104.
  4. Advertisement on p.18 of Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin, December 15, 1939, reproduced on p.52 of Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku.
  5. Advertisement dated March 1941 reproduced in Kokusan kamera no rekishi, p.104.

Bibliography Edit

  • Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7.
  • "Kokusan shashinki no genjōchōsa" (国産写真機ノ現状調査, Inquiry into Japanese cameras), listing Japanese camera production as of April 1943. Reproduced in Supuringu kamera de ikou: Zen 69 kishu no shōkai to tsukaikata (スプリングカメラでいこう: 全69機種の紹介と使い方, Let's try spring cameras: Presentation and use of 69 machines). Tokyo: Shashinkogyo Syuppan-sha, 2004. ISBN 4-87956-072-3. Pp.180–7.
  • Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin (日本写真興業通信). Hyaku-gō goto jūkai no kiroku (百号ごと十回の記録, Ten records, every hundred issues). Tokyo: Nihon Shashin Kōgyō Tsūshin Sha (日本写真興業通信社), 1967. No ISBN number. Advertisement on p.52, corresponding to p.18 of the December 15, 1939 issue.

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