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  • Corporate body
  • ca. 1980 -

Nishika Optical Systems is based in Hong Kong. It makes cameras for Nishika Corporation in Henderson, Nevada, U.S.A., a company that bought parts and patents of the Nimslo Corp. in the 1990s. It continued the series of the Nimslo 3-D cameras under the name Nishika.

Argus Camera Company

  • 1936-

Argus was an American maker of cameras and photographic products, founded in 1936 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Argus originated as a subsidiary of the International Radio Corporation (IRC), founded by Charles Verschoor. Its best-known product was the C3 rangefinder camera, which enjoyed a 27-year production run and became one of the top-selling cameras in history. The company's Model A was the first low-cost 35 mm camera in the United States. Sylvania acquired Argus in 1959 and sold it in 1969, by which time it had ceased camera production (some rebadged cameras continued to be sold under the Argus name through the 1970s). More recently, the Argus brand has been reestablished and is used on a variety of inexpensive digital cameras made by Argus Camera Company, LLC., located in Inverness, Illinois.


Topley, William James

  • Person
  • 1845-1930

William James Topley was a photographer with a studio located in Ottawa, Ontario between 1883-1893. He is best known for photographing large-scale composites. He was born in Aylmer, Quebec and moved to Montreal in 1863 to work for William Notman.

The Image Centre

  • University Name
  • 2012-

The Image Centre (formerly known as the Ryerson Image Centre and the Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre) is an photography and art museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The centre is a university museum operated by Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), and is housed in a renovated and remodeled former warehouse building at Gould and Bond Streets on TMU's campus. The centre includes gallery, collections, teaching, research and exhibition spaces and shares the building with the School of Image Arts.

BlackBerry Limited

  • Corporate body
  • 1984-

BlackBerry Limited is a Canadian software and cybersecurity company based in Waterloo, Ontario. Between 1984–2013, the company was known as Research In Motion (RIM). The company also developed the BlackBerry brand of interactive pagers, smartphones, and tablets. In January 2022, BlackBerry decommissioned the infrastructure and operating system used by their non-Android phones.