I think this camera is just beautiful to look at, but I admit; I know nothing about how to use it. I had to go to a YouTube tutorial to learn how to open and close it. This is a Polaroid Land Camera Model 150. It came out around 1957 and it was one of the first of Polaroid's series of folding cameras. I remember my dad had one, and they were fairly expensive. This Polaroid camera quickly morphed into cameras that did not have a folding bellows lense. By the 1960s, there was the 'swingline' Polaroid instamatic cameras--lightweight and made of plastic. I still have a handful of those 'develop before your eyes' photographs of school picnics and high school friends. They're all pale and faded now.
This camera used instant film rolls--a film format that went out of production in approximately 1992. So this camera is more than likely for display only. But I have to wonder if there isn't someone out there making film for these cameras. Old cameras are very popular and some artists are actually using them.
Wikipedia gives these details: In features, it resembles the Model 95B "Speedliner" but includes a dual-window rangefinder/viewfinder similar to the higher-specification Model 110A "Pathfinder." To a camera buff, this means something. I've been dumbed down. I just use my phone for pictures; all screen swiping. The condition seems wonderful to me--barely used but stored for a long time. There is no case or any other accessory with it. It is heavy--about 4 pounds to carry around. A beautiful object to admire, even if it may never capture an image again.
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