Item 2018. - Polaroid Sun 640 Camera

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Polaroid Sun 640 Camera

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  • 1986-1992 (Manufacturing)
    Polaroid Corporation
    United States

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; approx 9.5 x 12 x 14.2 cm

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Item is a Polaroid instant camera with a plastic body and a neck strap, that originally retailed for $70 and now usually sells for around $20. Features include a 116mm f/11 single-element plastic lens, with fixed focus (sharpest at 4-5 feet), an electronic shutter (speeds range from 1/4 to 1/200 sec, and an autoflash. It was one of the cameras that Polaroid made to enhance their 600 collection. Serial number is M1B76560NB.

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Good condition

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The collection was donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Ken Van Velzer in 2018


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POLAROID 640 LAND CAMERA INSTANT FILM 600 WORKS - MADE IN USA. Retrieved from Polaroid: SUN 640. Retrieved from; 600/779 Cameras. Retrieved from

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