Coronet Rapier Camera with Coro-Flash Gun

Made:
c. 1958 in England
maker:
Coronet Camera Company
Coronet Rapier Camera with Coro-Flash Gun
      Coronet Rapier Camera with Coro-Flash Gun, made by the Coronet Camera Company in Birmingham, England, late 1950s

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Coronet Rapier Camera with Coro-Flash Gun Coronet Rapier Camera with Coro-Flash Gun, made by the Coronet Camera Company in Birmingham, England, late 1950s
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

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).

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/3547
Materials:
glass and plastic (unidentified)
type:
rollfilm camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford