introduction | Homer Hit | Homer No.1 | Homer No.1 (brown) | Homer 16 | film
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.
|Finish/colour||battleship grey, grey leatherette, internals are plastic|
|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.|
|Dimensions||60x38x33mm (width x height x depth)|
|Date of Manufacture|
|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