Wrayflex camera

Wray Optical Works Ltd.

35mm camera for 50 exposures 32 x 24mm. Wray unilite lens F:50mm f/2-22. Serial No 110095. With fabric focal plate shutter 2/5/10/25/50/100/250/500/1000/B. Automatic exposure counter, shutter cocked and film wound on by recess key in base. Reflex viewing via mirror giving laterally reversed image. Small magnifier in centre of ground glass screen. S-1906. Wray, 1951.

Wrayflex 35mm camera, made by Wray Optical Works Limited in Bromley, England, c. 1951.

Three models of Wrayflex were made; 1, 1a and 2. The first model was launched at the Festival of Britain in London in May 1951. It took 44 pictures on a standard roll of 36-exposure 35mm film, each frame measuring 24 x 32mm.

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Photographic Technology
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glass, leatherette and metal (unknown)
35 mm camera
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • miniature camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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