Coronet Midget

The Coronet Midget, first made in 1935 by the Coronet company in England, took advantage of the way Bakelite could be moulded into weird shapes and coloured in ways that were new to the camera world. It took 16mm rollffilm, complete with numbers that could be read through a red window on the back. Midgets were styled in an unusual upright design and sold in five basic colours – black, brown, red, green and blue. But there were two shades of green; and some had plain bodies while others were mottled; and there were variants in the shape of film winding knob. The dedicated collector makes sure to collect all five colours. The really dedicated collectors goes for all the variants as well.

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