|image by rawheadrex(Image rights)|
Disambiguation: Graflex means ...
- ... the main camera brand of Folmer & Schwing and its succeeding company
- ... the company that succeeded Folmer & Schwing when F&S had to be sold by Kodak in 1926
Company[edit | edit source]
When a court had ordered that Kodak had to sell its Folmer & Schwing division no buyers appeared. A new company was founded which was named Folmer Graflex Corporation in 1928. In 1945 it was renamed to Graflex Inc. . From the days of depression of the 1930s to 1957 the company grew from 100 to 760 employees. It made successfully sophisticated SLRs and press cameras as well as TLRs and several 35mm cameras, and some special-purpose cameras, e.g. for air reconnaissance.
Cameras of Graflex and its predecessor Folmer & Schwing[edit | edit source]
|Graflex 22 TLR, image by Bill Strong(Image rights)|
35mm film[edit | edit source]
- Graflex Ciro 35
- Graflex Graphic 35
- Graflex Century 35
- Graflex Century 35A
- Graflex Stereo Graphic
- Graphic 35 Electric (name variant of the Iloca Electric)
120/220 and 70mm film[edit | edit source]
Large format[edit | edit source]
- No. 10A Century Studio Camera
- Auto Graflex
- Graflex Speed Graphic
- Graflex reflex models
- Crown View
- Graphic View cameras
- Press Graflex
Aircraft[edit | edit source]
The K20, and perhaps others, were designed by Fairchild, and so may also be known as Fairchild K20.
- Folmer Graflex K20 Aircraft Camera
- Folmer Graflex K21 Aircraft Camera
- Folmer Graflex K25 Aircraft Camera
Links[edit | edit source]
|photography related industry in Rochester (New York)|
|American Camera | Bausch & Lomb | Blair | Century | Crown Optical Co. | Elgeet | Folmer & Schwing | Gassner and Marx | Graflex | Gundlach | Ilex | JML | Kodak | Milburn | Monroe | PMC | Ray | Reichenbach, Morey and Will | Rochester Camera and Supply Co. | Rochester Optical Co. | Seneca | Sunart | Walker | Wollensak|
|and in Rochester (Minnesota)|
|graflex.org - Rudolf Kingslake's|
"Optical industry in Rochester (N.Y.)"
- The reference about Graflex is of course www.graflex.org
- PDF manuals This site contains a number of Graflex camera instruction manuals. In both PDF and HTML versions. Some very old Graflex manuals are located here.
- Site contains older camera catalogs (1920 - 1980s) showing pricing of various Graflex cameras when released. Other Graflex model manuals located at upper link under "PROFESSIONAL" are from the 20's to 80's.
- learn more about personalising the Speed Graphic camera with extreme lenses
- Graflex patents
- Cameras and User manuals at www.collection-appareils.fr
- Complete Graflex camera listing with detailed info at Historic Camera
- Graflex Cameras Price Guide at CollectiBlend