Homer No.1

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The Homer No.1 is slightly larger and more boxy than the typical 17.5mm camera at 60x38x33mm. It was made by Kambayashi & Co. Ltd of Japan in 1960. It is usually seen in a grey metal exterior, but also available in black and brown

Lens is a Meniscus with weather house stops for sunny and cloudy shutter fixed at about 1/50 second, fixed focus. Thumbwheel advances film until next frame number on paper backing is visible through a small, green window on the camera's back.

Often reported as using 16mm roll film but accommodates a spool from a Hit camera and is clearly 17.5mm. 

Model HOMER No.1
Finish/colour battleship grey, grey leatherette, internals are plastic
Lens Fixed
Shutter Fixed
Aperture with weather symbols either side of the viewfinder marked Cloudy and Sunny
Film Door lock two sliding bars, whole back is removed and the film advance and spool is on the back plate
Case stamped "HOMER", red felt lined
Box Green hinge lid box with "HOMER No.1 Camera 14x14mm" on it.
Instructions English
Dimensions 60x38x33mm (width x height x depth)
Weight 56g
Purchased 2002/07/20
Date of Manufacture  
Cost 24.99GBP
Current Value  
Auction Price Ebay *2002/07/20 24.99GBP, 2003/09/07 29.99GBP, 2003/09/19 24.20GBP, 2004/02/06 15GBP, 2004/06/08 12GBP, 2004/07/19 39.99USD, 2005/03/25 24.99USD, 2005/03/30 49.98USD, 2005/03/20 43.50USD (box), 2005/05/22 17GBP, *2005/07/03 9.99GBP (box), 2006/03/11 21GBP, 2006/05/07 6.17GBP (box), 2007/03/03 9.99GBP, 2008/01/26 25.61EUR, 2008/09/30 24.99GBP (case)
Comment frame count view window is green.

Last Updated on 30th September 2008