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Galter Spartus Press flash
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Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2012-02-03 par Eric Borel.

Manufactured or assembled in USA from 1939 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 465

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Traduction de Sylvain Halgand

This camera exists under several names of manufacturers because the factory of origin changed several times of names, before ending up being parcelled out. Here, it is probably about one of the last models manufactured because “Galter” results from ultimate separation from the mark “Spartus” in “Herold” and “Galter” in 1950, and the camera was manufactured 1939 to 1950.
This bakelite camera can be the first to be equipped with a built-in flash. The bulb was to be different according to the distance. The bulb present, one “40” is intended to be used for more than 6 meters. The large screw on the left side closes the batteries compartment. The finder because of position of the flash is placed laterally, on the right. The shutter release is on the left and the selector speed (instant. or exposure) is on the right.

The films recommended to the flash were: Eastman Super XX, Agfa Pan Press and Selo Hyper Pan, and in the light of the day: Eastman Verichrome, Agfa Plenachrome and Selo Selochrome.

Galter Spartus Press flash