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Manufactured in Etats-Unis from Circa 1940 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 2251

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Automatic Radio Mfg Tom Thum Radio Camera

At a time when everything leads (too much?) to the spontaneity in the media with blows of Twitter and mobile phones with camera, the thing might seem trivial ... Combining a camera with a radio .. except that we are here during the 40s period and the radio still works with lamps . The result is a monolith of 23 centimeters , made of wood and covered with a decor paper . Power is supplied by several batteries including a ... 67 volts. I let you imagine the total weight while working.

 The camera is a pseudo twin-lens reflex, built in the Chicago area. We easily recognize the Monarch family etc. . Only the front ornament bezel , held by two screws has been changed. The camera is held inside the radio by means of four simple screws that pierce through the camera inside to file in the wood of the radio. You must open the front cover for each change of view, because no system has been designed to allow for the winding of the film from the outside.
 

Automatic Radio Mfg Tom Thum Radio Camera

Automatic Radio Mfg Tom Thum Radio Camera

Automatic Radio Mfg Tom Thum Radio Camera

Automatic Radio Mfg Tom Thum Radio Camera