We are pleased to offer an early Alpex Deluxe Swivel Flash Gun in the Original Box.
This fun find is complete with the leather case and the original box. It is the deluxe model and a B. C. Type unit that was Made in Japan and imported by Alpex. It originally sold for $9.95 at a high end, full service department store in Connecticut and is ca. 1950s. It consists of a cream color plastic body with metal parts. It has an ingenious design, allowing the reflector sections to fan out, creating a backdrop for the lighting, and when done, they fold back into place, making this a pocket size unit that fits into its leather case.
The case has a carry handle as well as cuts in the back so it can be threaded onto a belt. It snaps shut and has the Alpex logo embossed on the flap.
It is a heavy item and it is roughly 4 ½" by 1 ¾". The box is about 6" by 2 ¾".
Condition: no cracks, chips or broken plastic parts. The metal has no tarnish or pitting. The leather case shows some minor wear but is still excellent with a working snap. The box has no inserts and is sturdy although it has some scuffs and scrapes.
We are pleased to offer this piece, which would be a fabulous addition to any photography collection, so don't miss out!
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