Beauty 14

Sample Wanted

Manufactured in 1949 by Taiyodo Koki the Beauty (Beauty 14) is has a similar body shape to the Epochs, Meteor and Vestkam but a very different viewfinder.

See "Spy Camera" page 79 Michael Pritchard and Douglas St. Denny shows a Vestkam like camera with the addition of a right angle view finder.

Model Beauty
Lens 20mm Fixed focus
Shutter B, 1/12, 1/50, 1/100
Aperture f4.5
Film Door lock  
Dimensions wxhxdmm (width x height x depth)
Date of Manufacture  
Current Value 285USD
Auction Price Ebay 2003/12/19 405USD

A second version labelled Beauty 16 and which has cassettes, like the some versions of the Rubix, and no counter window on the back.  A version of this model has been shown in Photo Arts, a Japanese Magazine, with "Spy" engraving

Last Updated on 25th April 2015