Bakelite Novelty Cameras

The first mass-produced plastic. Many camera companies sprang up in the 1930's
through 1950's manufacturing cheap bakelite cameras for 127 film. Chicago, IL was
home to several brand names of cameras that were all produced in the same factory.

Brand names include:
Herold Manufacturing Company
Galter Products
Monarch Camera Co
Monarck Camera Co
Falcon Camera Co
Spartus Corp
Spencer Co
Camera models:
The same camera model could be sold under any of the above labels. Please select
which camera model you are interested in.
Royal Reflex
some other type
We Adopt Cameras!
If you have a camera you wish to donate to our collection, please contact us at:
Chicago-based Bakelite Cameras