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Chronology of the Argus brand  New window

Manufactured in Etats-Unis from 1936 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 941

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Argus A

The Argus A was manufactured from 1936 to 1941. It is a device made from bakelite (black, but sometimes brown or gray), except that the back is made of metal. The lens is mounted on a retractable spring-mounted tube.
Nearly impossible to find in France, this device is quite common in the USA.
In 1941, this unit was costing $ 10.

A
1936-41
 
AF -  minor modifications
1937-38
 
B
(in spite of its name, it belongs to the series of the A) - lens 2,9
1937
 
A2B - with optical exposure meter
1939-50
 
A2F -  with optical exposure meter and f:4.5 lens
1939-51
$32,08 en mai 1950
AA
1940-42
 
A3 - Redrawn body with the rounder forms. It does not seem any more to be made of bakelite.
1940-42
 
FA - Different body
1950-51
 
Argus A