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This is my Father-in-laws Coronet Flashmaster.Made in Birmingham.The family have had this camera for over 50 years i am told.
The camera works on the old 120 film.And the mechanism is still working.
The camera was also biult in Birmingham,where i live.
My Mother-in-law has given me this camera to keep
So any of you senior citizens remember this one get in touch as i would like to know more.
Many thanks Jim
Brings back memories. My first camera was a coronet flashmaster. I had it for christmas 1957 I think.
It was quite special to have a flash gun then.
Took PF1 flash bulbs (single use fired by standard Zinc carbon batteries.
Still have several pictures taken on it
Thinking further 1 believe the camera cost about £1 and the flash gun 13shillings ( aprox 65P) flash bulbs were about 1/3pence each (6P each).
Camera was built like a tank will probably outlast modern cameras by a long time
Searching further i have found out this camera was £1 9s 3d and the company was based in Aston Birmingham.Starting in 1926.And ending in 1967.
good record shot of a well used antique camera.
Hi Phantom - Great to see your interest in the Coronet Flashmaster. Like a lot of youngsters back in the fifties, this was my first camera, and I also had the Coro-Flash. It was bought for me for my 14th birthday in '54. My mother bought it through a mail order company for about 27/6d. I took a lot of shots with the camera and my film supply and developing was done through "Gratispool", a company in Scotland. They sent you a free roll of paper film with your prints. No-one else could develop the film. Unfortunately, the camera was stolen shortly after I arrived in Canada in '57, however in more recent years, I have managed to get two of them for my vintage camera collection. Love your Lightning F-6 photos. One of my favourite aircraft.
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