The Norton Subminiature camera was manufactured by Norton laboratories Inc. in Lock Port, New York beginning in 1934. It came about during a ill fated arrangement between the founders of the Universal Camera Corporation and the Univex camera and who later bought the rights to the Norton Camera. It was patented on Dec. 19, 1933 with number "US D91228 S" by Carl H. Whitlock of Lockport, N. Y., assignor to Norton Laboratories of Portland, Maine, which was incorporated on October 30, 1933. The camera was constructed of molded black plastic (Durez) with a metal folding wire viewfinder. It was capable of capturing six 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch exposures on specially made Eastman Kodak company No. 00 roll film. The film was unique in that it contained the rewind knob on the top of the roll of film. It featured a genuine Eastman fixed focus lens and a precision movement instantaneous shutter. The camera measures approximately 3 1/2 inches wide, 2 1/2 inch deep and 1 7/8 inches tall. The Norton camera was originaly priced at 0.50 cents.
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