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Art Deco Cameras

Altissa

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

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

RatingArt Deco Credentials
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

Agilux

 ModelDateFilm
star star star
Agiflash
1954127

History

AGI (Aeronautical and General Instruments Co. of Croydon, England), a maker of instruments for military purposes, was founded in 1915. It made a military aerial reflex camera. After the war, British imports of optical goods were limited so in 1946 it was an attractive opportunity for AGI to found Agilux Ltd. It became a subsidiary to make cameras for the civilian market. The company abandoned camera production in the early 1960s. AGI still manufactures a wide range of instruments and systems for the Defence and Civil markets in Poole Dorset, England.