“F” is for Falcon
Falcon was a name given to many inexpensive, often plastic cameras, mostly manufactured by Utility Manufacturing Company. The company was founded around 1934 and was sold to the Spartus Corporation of Chicago sometime in the 1940s.
The Falcon Miniature – c1938
Two Falcon Minicam Juniors with different body styles – c1938
The Falcon Model 4 – 1939-1942
Falcon Junior – late 1930s
The back of the Falcon Model F showing the movable cover for the red windows – c1938
The Falcon Special, and upgrade from the Falcon Model F – c1939. On top is an extinction meter (a simple light meter) next to the viewfinder.
The back of the Falcon Special is similar to that of the Falcon Model F.
Reference: McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th edition, ISBN 0-931838-40-1
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