Coronet Rapier Camera with Coro-Flash Gun. Plastic boded camera for 120 rollfilm 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 or 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.Removeable mask for smaller format. Simple lens, rotating plate with two apertures marked for black and white and colour. Cover for release button. Direct vision optical finder. Two-pin flash contact with detachable flasholder for capless bulbs, 10cm diamter reflector powered by 2 1.5v cells. With a braided neck cord. Coronet.
Coronet Rapier Camera with Coro-Flash Gun, made by the Coronet Camera Company in Birmingham, England, late 1950s.
The Coronet Rapier was a plastic 120 roll film viewfinder camera. Two version were made from about 1959, the Mark I and the Mark II. The camera is based on the company’s Consul model, with a single speed shutter and flash synchronisation for the Coro-Flash unit. There are two apertures, one for colour and one for black-and-white film. In 1959 the Rapier cost £1-14-1 (£1.70).
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