Item 2018. - Polaroid EMS PhotoSystem Camera

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Polaroid EMS PhotoSystem Camera

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  • [ca.1998] (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 neck strap, that usually retails for around $350. Item is similar to the Polaroid One Step Flash. This Polaroid camera was manufactured specifically for use by Emergency Medical Services use and the paint color and decals use fluorescence when hit with light to protect the photographer during night shooting. It is the only Polaroid camera to receive these special effects. Item has a built-in autoflash, a plastic lens, manual lighten/darken control and photos are exposed automatically. Serial number is E2621583NJAB.

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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 Spirit 600. Retrieved from; ULTRA RARE POLAROID 600 CAMERA EMS PHOTOSYSTEM BRIGHT ORANGE & BLUE. Retrieved from

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