Item 2018. - Polaroid J66 Camera

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Polaroid J66 Camera

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  • 1961-1963 (Manufacturing)
    Polaroid Corporation
    United States

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; 14 x 24 x 6 cm

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Item is a Polaroid Instant camera with a leather carrying strap and polished steel body, also comes with a model JB flash. It comes with an English manual and a French manual. This camera is the last mass produced instant roll film camera of the Polaroid line and from 1961-1963, it was also the most popular due to its low cost and user friendliness. More than 900,000 were produced and sold at a cost of $89, and now retail for around $10. It was a predecessor of Polaroid`s later film pack cameras. The flash is a built-in hinged tilt-out flashgun for AG-1 bulbs, there is automatic exposure and shutter speeds are controlled by a selenium cell, rather than manually. Serial number is AJ809302.

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Excellent 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: Polaroid J 66. Retrieved from

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