Herbert George Co. was a Chicago, Illinois based company founded by Herbert Weil and George Israel around 1945. The name 'Herco' appeared on early models, such as the Herco Imperial but then in 1961 the company ownership changed and the whole company was renamed to Imperial Camera Corp. Herco was dropped and Imperial was used as the preferred name.
Here are the Art Deco Herco/Imperial 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|