"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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August 24, 1926 universal

This universal camera referenced here was a motion picture camera made by Universal Camera Co., a division of Burke & James, Inc., of Chicago. Burke & James distributed a book describing their camera: Motion Photography with the Universal Camera. A Description of Methods and the Machine. (Chicago: undated). This is not to be confused with another company with a very similar name, the Universal Camera Corporation, which was incorporated in 1933 in New York. Cynthia A. Repinski’s The Univex Story: Universal Camera Corporation (privately published by C.A. Repinski, 1991, ISBN 0931838177), describes that later company from its beginnings. Universal Camera Corporation produced low-priced cameras, and was especially successful selling low-priced still and motion picture cameras in the 1940s.


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