June 17, 2001
Glico (グリコ) or Ezaki Glico (江崎グリコ) is a Japanese maker of confectionery. It was founded in 1922 by Ezaki Riichi (江崎利一), initially making confectionery from oyster glycogen (hence the name). It began to give free toys together with some of its products in 1927. These give-away toys included cameras in the 1950s and 1960s, notably the Glico Hit-type camera, and the Glico lighter camera and Glico pistol camera.
- Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985. ISBN 4-257-03187-5.
- Company history in the Glico official English website
- Glico at Submin.com
- Brief mention of the Glico Hit-type camera among 17.5mm film cameras at Subclub.org