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Lumière Scoutbox
France Version française
Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2017-03-16 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in France from 1933 to (Circa) 1950.
Index of rarity in France: Frequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 416

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Chronology of cameras Lumiere 

Traduction de Sylvain Halgand.

It is difficult to be found there in the nomenclature and the chronology of Scoutbox. It seems that Lumière gave the same name to different cameras and also gave different names to quasi-similar cameras.

The most credible justification is that Lumière wanted to have in his catalog two ranges of box:  medium of range, Scout-box and top-of-the-range,Lumibox.
To try to see there more clearly, I distinguish two types of Scoutbox: those with two finders and those with only one tilting finder.



Type with only one finder:

From now on, the loading of film is done by withdrawing one of sides and either 3/ 4 back one of the body. There is nothing any more but one finder, but which can laterally swivel in order to allow the shooting the horizontal one or with the vertical.
• Model with black and striped front face. The fabric is also striated. This fabric (or sticks it) seems to be of very bad quality. The speeds selector takes the form of a needle (to the top and on the right of the lens) and it has three positions (Exposure, Instantaneous and Security). The shutter release is fixed on the metal front face.

Lumiere Scoutbox



Lumiere Scoutbox