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Agfa Cameras

AGFA was the abbreviation for Aktien-Gesellschaft für Anilin-Fabrikation, given in 1873 to a company that had been founded in Berlin in 1867. It produced chemicals for photography. Most famous is the film developer Rodinal, introduced in 1892 and continued for 115 years. In 1926 it introduced the first real Agfa camera, the Standard. In 1927, the successful Billy camera series was introduced, and Agfa licensed Ansco to manufacture its products for the American market.

Here are the Art Deco Agfa cameras in my collection with date of introduction and film type.

I use a star system to rate cameras against their Art Deco credentials.

RatingCredentials
star star star star starIconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated
star star star starSignificant: Pronounced and self evident
star star starNoteworthy: Worth giving special attention
star starAcceptable: Modest and restricted
starLimited: Minor and insubstantial

Agfa

 ModelDateFilm
star star star star star
Speedex 0
1932127
star star star star star
Billy Clack
No. 74
1934120
star star star star star
Billy Clack
No. 51
1934120
star star star star
Billy Compur
1934120
star star star star
Trolix
1936120
star star star star
Karat
1936Rapid
star star star star
Billy Record 8.8
1936120
star star
Box B-2
1937120
star star star
Synchro Box
1949120