Tiranty was a French camera manufacturer based in Paris. After WWII, Tiranty made a number of cameras licensed from the British firm Coronet. It manufactured a variety of cheap box and folding cameras until 1967. Several Coronet camera models were made in France, some with Boyer lenses, and some with instruction imprints in French.

The earlier Tiranty box camera models are the continuation of pre-WWII British made Coronet models.

All of the Tiranty (Coronet) box camera models are in medium format, 6x9cm frame with roll 120 film. They have a simple one speed spring rotary shutter. These boxes are offered with various meniscus type lenses.

See also the articles Tiranty Folding Cameras (Coronet) and Coronet Box Cameras.

Models[edit | edit source]

Alliance[edit | edit source]

Alliance

  • Introduced in 1945
  • Dual format: 6x9 and 4.5x6 cm
  • Lens: Meniscope Tiranty

"Adjustable lens" Coronet[edit | edit source]

"Adjustable lens" Coronet

  • Introduced in c.1937
  • Lens: Coronet
  • With a focus setting on the lens

Bobox[edit | edit source]



  • Introduced in 1936
  • Lens: Ménisque Boyer
  • Yellow filter, built-in
  • Body:cardboard later metal
  • There are many cosmetic variants
  • The most widespread version of Bobox is a cheap version of the Fildia, which is very similar.

Box Luminor[edit | edit source]

  • The name “Luminor” characterizes the mark of distribution of Manufrance. The manufacturers were various, like Tiranty, Coronet, Plavic etc.
  • Lens: Meniscope Tiranty
  • Dual format: 6x9cm and 4.5x6cm

Box Spring[edit | edit source]

Box Spring

  • Introduced in ?
  • Dual format: 6x9cm and 4.5x6cm
  • Lens: Meniscope Tiranty

B20 Box[edit | edit source]

B20 Box

See also the article Coronet B20.

Box "Éclair"[edit | edit source]

  • Introduced in 1947
  • Lens: Meniscope Tiranty
  • Shutter with Synchro Flash
  • Body: cardboard

Éclair Lux[edit | edit source]


  • Introduced in 1950
  • Box Coronet 6x9
  • Coloured front plate
  • Lens: Meniscope Tiranty
  • Body: metal

Fildia[edit | edit source]

  • Introduced in 1950
  • Lens: Ménisque Boyer
  • Body: cardboard
  • There are many coloured variants, like marbled, vagues bleue (blue waves), turquoise. These are far less common than the standard version.



Le Polo[edit | edit source]


  • Dual format: 6x9cm and 4.5x6cm
  • Lens: Menisque Boyer

Photo-Box[edit | edit source]

Photo-Box

  • Introduced in 1936
  • Dual format: 6x9cm and 4.5x6cm
  • Lens: Meniscope Tiranty
  • Similar to the Bobox
  • There are many cosmetic variants

Rex[edit | edit source]

  • Introduced in 1937
  • Dual format: 6x9 and 4.5x6 cm
  • Lens: Ménisque Boyer
  • Rex seems to be an evolution of Bobox

Toutes Distances[edit | edit source]

  • Introduced before 1934
  • Dual format: 6x9 and 4.5x6 cm
  • Lens: Boyer Foyer 104mm f/14
  • Standard version of the “Toutes Distances Lux”
  • There are many cosmetic variants

Toutes Distances Lux[edit | edit source]

  • Introduced before 1934
  • Lux seems to be an evolution of Polo
  • With or without yellow filter
  • The second format is not any more of 4.5 X 6 but of 4 X 6.
  • Toutes Distances Luxe: Introduced in c.1937. Interesting variation of the Lux. The writing style of the name is different.

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