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Minex Tropical Camera

The Tropical Minex camera was manufactured by the Adams & Co. of London in circa 1926. Described as the finest piece of scientific cabinet work ever manufactured, as well as the most substantial and reliable. The camera is made extremely strong polished teak wood brass bound, with all knobs and hardware made of strong strong brass. Features are similar to the regular Minex. The revolving back automatically masks the picture on the top focusing screen to be vertical or horizontal as the back is positioned. The self capping focal plane shutter provides speeds from 1/1000th of a second to 3 seconds, with also time and bulb. The quarter-turn shutter knob sets both the shutter and the mirror and is released form a single release. There was magnifying spectacle lenses that were fitted inside the hood so that they did not have to be carried separately. Available in 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches or 6 1/2 x 9 cm, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4, 5 x 4 or 9 x 12 cm, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2, 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 or 10 x 15 cm. Prices ranged from 77 to 115 pounds.

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