Here are the Art Deco Metropolitan Industries 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|
Metropolitan Industries should be viewed as a brand name rather than a manufacturer. The actual company that manufactured this camera is difficult to find. Research shows that a host of companies that sold many different cameras emanating from Chicago have a common address listed in the owners manuals or on the advertising. This is usually 711 - 715 W. Lake St. Chicago. It looks like one parent company was responsible for the manufacturing of most of the Chicago Cameras.