Standard Cameras Limited was a manufacturer based in Birmingham, England. The company made a range of cheap cameras branded 'Conway'. Standard Cameras traded between 1931 and 1955 and most of their Conway Cameras took 6x9cm images on 120 film. Standard Cameras had close links with Coronet Cameras who were both subsidiaries of Dufay-Chromex, colour photograph specialists. Conway cameras are very similar to some of the Coronet products with some parts being interchangeable.
Here are the Art Deco Standard 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|
Robin Hood Stereo
Conway De Luxe
Conway Super Flash