Coronet Camera Company 1926 - 1967

Aston, Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Formed in 1926 by F.W.Pettifer. They mainly manufactured cheap box and folding cameras. Most of its pre-war box cameras and post 1945 plastic moulded cameras appear with different nameplates and lens panel styles. The company linked up with Tiranty of Paris after World War 2 to produce cameras and avoid French import restrictions. These cameras usually have 'Made in France' and French instructions on controls and include the models, Rapide, Le Polo, Weekend and Fildia. In 1946 the company was incorporated becoming Coronet Ltd.. The company ceased production in 1967.