Rajar Box Camera
APeM (Amalgamated Photographic Manufacturers)
|Name / Model:||Rajar Box Camera|
|Manufacturer:||APeM (Amalgamated Photographic Manufacturers)|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Production Period:||1929 - ?|
|Plate / Film Size:||"Specially designed for Rajar No 6 films" (2¼ x 3¼)|
|Shutter:||Simple flip-flop shutter|
|Dimensions (h x l x w):|
|Date of this Example:||c1929|
The Rajar Box Camera is a basic black box camera of metal construction. The Rajar name is embossed into the leather handle.
The film details recorded in the table above have been taken from a label inside the camera (2¼ x 3¼).
The camera came with the lower half of an original packing box, which has remains of tape on the base that states "The only film for this camera 'Rajar'". The lid of the box is missing.
Also with the camera were the original fold up instructions, again showing the Rajar script. The instructions are in good condition, although just starting to tear along the folds. Click on the image to open a pdf scan of the instructions. (Use the back key to return to this page).
This camera was generally (and possibly exclusively) distributed through premium schemes. The images to the left show a scan of the two sides of a premium token from Godfrey Phillips (makers of cigarettes and other tobacco products) that lists both the Rajar No 6 Folding camera and the box camera.
The form of the partial packing box that came with the camera also strongly suggests it was a premium camera.