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K-20 (Navy)

OBJECT TYPE: Camera
MANUFACTURER: Folmer Graflex Corp.
NATIONALITY: American
PLACE MANUFACTURED: US, NY, Rochester
SEE ALSO: K-20
PRODUCTION DATES: 1941 - 1945
FILM TYPE: rollfilm
IMAGE SIZE: 4x5
ORIGINAL LIST PRICE: militry contract
APPROXIMATE MANUFACTURED QUANTITY: approx 15,000
SERIAL NUMBER RANGE: shutter nos. 1000 - 16,199, incl shutters for K-25
FUNCTIONAL TYPE: aerial
STANDARD LENSES/SHUTTERS:
  6 3/8" f/4.5 adjustable diaphragm, non interchangeable, made by
  Kodak, Ilex, B&L, as avail at time of order.
INTEGRATED SHUTTER: Yes

NOTES:
  "Basically same as USAAF K-20, modified to meet Navy specs. Fairchild
  design, made under license for military contract. Navy stock number 18
  18-C-174. Shutters were made by Graflex and carried their own set of
  serial nos." (T. Holden, 1999).

OBJECT IDENTIFIER: F6688.00023
VIDEODISC 1, FRAME NUMBER: 135
BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCE: George Eastman House Information File - Technology Collection.//

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K-20 (Navy)

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