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Ansco

“An Ansco B2 Speedex Junior
Anscoflex II pseudo-twin lens reflex.Ansco was the name of a photographic company based in Binghamton, New York, which produced inexpensive cameras for most of the 20th century. It also sold rebadged versions of cameras made by other manufacturers, including Agfa, Chinon, and a Minolta-built model was the first 35 mm camera in space.

[edit] History
The company was founded in 1842 (pre-dating Kodak in the photography business)as the E. and H.T. Anthony & Co. and became the Anthony & Scoville Co. in 1901. In 1928 Ansco merged with the German photo company Agfa into a corporation named Agfa-Ansco. Later that year that firm and other German owned chemical firms were merged into a German controlled (by IG Farben) Swiss based corporation named Inter-nationale Gesellschaft fur Chemische Unternehmungen AG or IG Chemie, in short. In 1929 the name was changed to American IG Chemical Corporation or American IG, later renamed General Aniline & Film and continued to produce cameras under the Agfa-Ansco name. The Agfa-Ansco interests in the U.S. and Binghamton factory was taken over by the US government in 1941 due to its ties with Germany. The company was sold as enemy assets to American interests. It continued to do business after World War II as Ansco. In 1967 the company was renamed General Aniline & Film (GAF), and a variety of cameras as well as films were sold under this name. The last Ansco cameras were produced in the early 1990s." Ansco – Wikipedia

The only color the camera has was the small red button and I did a selective coloring on it. Taken at Troy Farm Museum, Troy, PA on 08/29/2009.

Canon 50D
Sigma 17-70mm lens
Tripod

Comments

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 5 years ago

    Wow thanks for sharing very cool.

  • Thank you :-)

    – BigD

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 5 years ago

    Don’t forget to bring it to our next shoot :)

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    awesome find Big D

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Gosh…it looks so old….what great find…smashing shot BigD.

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  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...over 5 years ago

    BigD fantastic work! I like the simple SC here.

  • Thank you :-)

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  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely work…….. well done……..

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    HAH!!!!! WAY COOL, BigD!!!!!! LOVE the sc … perfect!!!!

  • Thank you :-)

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  • walela
    walelaover 5 years ago

    Excellent!

  • Thank you :-)

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  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 5 years ago

    Great find and capture Big D. XXSUEXX

  • Thank you :-)

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  • RakeshSyal
    RakeshSyalover 5 years ago

    Great capture and the history, BigD!!

  • Thank you :-)

    – BigD

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