Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA, the company was known as International Radio Corporation.
The company founder, Charles Verschoor, was awarded a patent on August 25, 1936 for a novel, inexpensive but competent 35mm camera design.
Wooden bodied, leather covered box with integral mirror assembly and focal plane shutter.
The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.
To be fair, quite a few of the others (especially the A-series) have a kitschy appeal.
The a-four's viewfinder is positioned in the centre.
HERE are some of the most recent pictures posted to our burgeoning camera club.
Although the Argus company did not ascend to the heights of Eastman Kodak, millions of Argus cameras have been sold since the first Argus camera, the model A, was introduced in May, 1936.
The manufacturer of Argus cameras started business as a maker of radios.
And yet, there’s also a vaguely Art Deco aspect to the sweep of its lines. The f-stops range from f/3.5 (fully open), all the way down to f/22.
The lens is a 44mm coated “Cintar” that scale focuses from 2.5 feet to infinity.
The club, an online forum on Facebook, now has more than 800 members.