Here are the Art Deco Ansco cameras in my collection with date of introduction and film type.
I use a star system to rate cameras against their Art Deco credentials.
|Rating||Art Deco Credentials|
|Iconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated|
|Significant: Pronounced and self evident|
|Noteworthy: Worth giving special attention|
|Acceptable: Modest and restricted|
|Limited: Minor and insubstantial|
In 1928, the US division of Agfa entered a merger with the Ansco company of Binghamton, New York. Products manufactured in either country were then branded and sold under the dual name Agfa Ansco. For a period of approximately 15 years, cameras originating with Ansco in the USA and some from Agfa in Germany were branded as Agfa Ansco. With the entry of the US into WWII, the Germanic associations of the Agfa name were seen as a liability, and it was dropped. Several product lines that had originated in the Agfa Ansco period were then continued under the Ansco name alone.