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Camera Photo Gallery 2

People wonder whether it was worth putting a film in a 70 to 90 year old camera. Look below and decide. I think the answer is definitely yes!

Here are some photos taken with my Art Deco and other decorative cameras in my collection. Click on the camera name for more information or just scroll down.

Agfa Billy Record 8.8 | Agfa‑Ansco Royal 1A | Argus A2F | Argus C3 | Bilora Boy Luxus | Coronet Midget | Coronet Cameo | Coronet Popular Twelve | Fex Indo Ultra Reflex | Georges Paris GAP | Gevaert Gevabox | Ensign Cupid | Ensign Mickey Mouse | Ensign All Distance Twenty | Indra Lux | Kodak Hawkette | Kodak Six‑20 | Kodak Baby Brownie | Kodak Vollenda 620 | Kodak Brownie Target 620 | Kodak Duaflex II | Lumière Scoutbox | Purma Special | Soho Pilot | Welta Penti II


AGFA BILLY Record 8.8 (1936)


Film: Kodak Portra 160, 120.
Developed in Tetenal
Cardiff University, Wales
Cardiff University, Wales
Queens Tower, Cardiff, Wales
Queens Tower, Cardiff, Wales

AGFA-ANSCO ROYAL 1A (1925)


Film: Kodak Portra 160, 120.
Developed in Tetenal
Failed to protect red window from sunlight. D'oh
Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Wales
Llandaff Weir and Rowing Club, Cardiff, Wales
Caerphilly Castle, South Wales
Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales

Argus AF2 (1939)


Film: Ilford Pan F 50 film.
Developed in D76(1+1)
Merthyr Mawr, South Wales
Cottage, Merthyr Mawr, South Wales, UK
Merthyr Mawr, South Wales
Cottage, Merthyr Mawr, South Wales, UK

Argus C3 (1947)


Film: Kodak Gold 200
Developed in Tetenal.
Penarth Pier, Wales, UK
Penarth Pier, Wales, UK
Front of Penarth Pier, Wales, UK
Front of Penarth Pier, Wales, UK

Bilora Boy Luxus (1950)


Film: Ilford FP4+
Developed in D76(1+1)
The Priory at Caerleon, Wales
Lych Gate of St Cadoc, Caerleon, Wales

Coronet Midget (1935)


Film: Ilford XP2 400 cut down to 16mm.
Developed in Tetenal
The Railway Pub, Cardiff, Wales
The Railway Pub, Cardiff, Wales
The Exchange Pub, Cardiff, Wales
The Exchange Pub, Cardiff, Wales

CORONET Cameo (1947)


Film: Kodak Portra 160 120, cut down to 16mm.
Developed in Tetenal.
Whitchurch Library, Cardiff, UK
Whitchurch Library, Cardiff, UK
Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff, UK
Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff, UK

Coronet Popular Twelve (1952)


Film: Kodak Portra 160, 120.
Developed in Tetenal
St. Mary's, Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales
Hafod Lwyd, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Wales

Fex Indo Ultra Reflex (1952)


Film: Kodak Portra 160.
Developed in Tetenal.
Signpost in Fairwater, Cardiff, Wales
Signpost in Fairwater, Cardiff, Wales
St. John the Baptist, Llandaff, Wales
St. John the Baptist, Llandaff, Wales

Georges Paris Gap (1947)


Film: Ilford FP4+.
Developed in D76(1+1)
Church of St Catwg, Pentyrch, Wales
Church of St Catwg, Pentyrch, Wales
Lychgate of Church of St Catwg, Pentyrch, Wales
Lychgate of Church of St Catwg, Pentyrch, Wales

Gervaert Gevabox (1950)


Ilford FP4+.
Developed in D76(1+1).
Chapel Bar and Restaurant, Cardiff, Wales
Chapel Bar and Restaurant, Cardiff, Wales
New Theatre, Cardiff, Wales
New Theatre, Cardiff, Wales

Ensign Cupid (1922)


Film: Ilford FP4+ film.
Developed in D76(1+1)
Conway Methodist, Cardiff, Wales
Conway Methodist, Cardiff, Wales
Steps at Insole Court, Cardiff, Wales
Steps at Insole Court, Cardiff, Wales

Ensign Mickey Mouse (1935)


Film: Kodak Portra 160 film cut down to 35mm.
Developed in Tetenal
Dolly and Ted
Dolly and Ted
Super-Foxes
Super-Foxes

Ensign All Distance Twenty (1936)


Film: Kodak Portra 160 film.
Developed in Tetenal.
Art Deco Post Office, Penarth, Wales
Art Deco Post Office, Penarth, Wales
Whitchurch Library, Cardiff, UK
Whitchurch Library, Cardiff, UK

Indra Lux (1949)


Film: Kodak Portra 160 120 cut down to 127
Developed in Tetenal
A Front Garden, Cardiff
A Front Garden, Cardiff, Wales
Post Box (George VI), Cardiff, Wales
Post Box 1920 (George V), Cardiff, Wales

Kodak Hawkette (1930)


Film: Ilford Delta 100 Professional of unknown age.
Developed in D76 1+1 pushed 1 stop.
Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales
Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales
Bishops Palace, Cardiff, Wales
Bishops Palace, Cardiff, Wales

Six-20 'Kodak' (1932)


Film: Kodak Portra 160 120 re-rolled on 620 spools.
Developed in Tetenal.
Wernddu Brick Stack, Caerphilly, Wales
Wernddu Brick Stack, Caerphilly, Wales
St Martins Church, Caerphilly, Wales
St Martins Church, Caerphilly, Wales

Kodak Baby Brownie (1934)


Film: Kodak Portra 160 120 cut down to 127.
Developed in Tetenal.
Century Methodist Church, Llanishen, Cardiff, Wales
Century Methodist Church, Llanishen, Cardiff, Wales
St Denys Church, Lisvane, Cardiff, Wales
St Denys Church, Lisvane, Cardiff, Wales

Kodak Vollenda Six-20 (1937)


Film: Re-spooled Kodak Portra 160 film.
Developed in Tetenal.
Bridge Lifts, Barrage, Cardiff Bay, Wales
Bridge Lifts, Barrage, Cardiff Bay, Wales
BBC TV Studios, Cardiff, Wales
BBC TV Studios, Cardiff, Wales

Kodak Brownie Target 620 (1946)


Film: Ilford FP4+.
Developed in D76(1+1)
Queen's Building, Cardiff, Wales
28 The Parade, Cardiff, Wales

Kodak Duaflex II (1955)


Film: >Kodak Portra 160 film.
Developed in Tetenal.
Post Box (George VI), Cardiff, Wales
Post Box 1920 (George V), Cardiff, Wales
Maggie's Cafe, Cardiff, Wales
Maggie's Cafe, Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales

Lumière Scoutbox(1934)


Film: Ilford FP4+.
Developed in D76(1+1)
Stables to Cardiff Castle, Wales
Stables to Cardiff Castle, Wales
Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Wales
Castell Coch, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Wales

Purma Special (1937)


Film: Kodak Portra 160 120 cut down to 127.
Developed in Tetenal.
Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales
Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, Wales
Bishops Palace, Cardiff, Wales
Bishops Palace, Cardiff, Wales

Soho Pilot (1933)


Film: Ilford FP4+
Developed in D76 1+1
Notice the light leak. Bellows not glued down properly. I've fixed it now.
Electricity Pylon, Taff Trail, Cardiff
Electricity Pylon, Taff Trail, Cardiff
Sluice, Radyr Weir, Cardiff, Wales
Sluice, Radyr Weir, Cardiff, Wales

Welta Penti II(1961)


Film: Kodak Portra 160 35mm in Rapid Cartridge.
Developed in Tetenal.
Welsh National War Memorial, Alexandra Gardens, Cardiff
Welsh National War Memorial, Alexandra Gardens, Cardiff
St Elldeyrn at Capel Llanilltern, Wales
St Elldeyrn at Capel Llanilltern, Wales

Sluice on River Taff, Cardiff, Wales