Perfex Twenty-Two 1942-45
In 1938, the Candid Camera Corporation of America was formed in Chicago by Carl and Joseph Price along with Benjamin Edelman. In 1945, the company changed its name to simply the Camera Corporation of America. Having done well making and selling Radios, they leaped into the camera field with the intention of producing an all American 35mm camera with the features of the Leica and Contax cameras but at a low price.
The Perfex Twenty-Two was produced during the dark days of WWII, from 1942 until 1945. As a consequence, its construction was determined by the limited availability of many materials such as steel, aluminum, and chrome. Like all other Perfex cameras, it has the unique 38mm threaded lens mount. The features were very similar to those of the model Fifty-five.
Of all Perfex models, the Twenty-Two is the most uncommon even if not actually rare.
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