Toko Tone

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The back of the camera and case are stamped "Made in Occupied Japan" and the top engraved TOKO Pat. Pending and the Tone logo.

Model Tone
Finish/colour chrome, black leatherette
Lens Tone Anastigmat 1:3.5 f=25mm, 2 feet to infinity, marked at 3ft, 10 ft and infinity
Shutter B, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25
Aperture f3.5-f11.0 marked at 3.5, 4.5, 6.3, 8, 11
Film Door lock sliding bar
Case Stamped TONE on the front and "Made in Occupied Japan" on the back it has metal clasps that swing through 360 degrees.
Instructions English - also receipt from 1949
Dimensions 55x34x38mm (width x height x depth)
Weight 92g
Purchased 2002/12/06
Date of Manufacture  
Cost 107.50USD
Current Value 120-180USD
Auction Price Ebay 2002/07/14 53.25GBP, 2002/08/15 49.99USD (no case), 2002/10/21 81USD (not MIOJ), 2003/01/22 161.50USD, 2003/03/17 60USD (boxed, MIOJ), *2003/05/12 159.50USD (boxed), 2003/05/17 81USD,2003/11/24 90USD (tripod?), 2003/10/08 76USD (MIOJ), 2004/03/25 150USD, 2004/03/26 112.50USD, 2004/04/05 97USD, 2004/04/17 99.99USD (blue box), 2004/05/11 46USD, 2004/06/28 64.51USD, 2004/07/02 90USD (case), 2004/07/19 71USD, 2004/09/05 90USD, 137.50USD (with Snappy+ telephoto lens+box), 2005/03/17 46USD (case), 2005/03/30 92.50USD (case. MIOJ), 2005/04/03 32GBP, 2005/05/20 69USD (case), 2005/05/22 52GBP, 2005/05/26 126.50USD (box), 2005/05/31 45USD (case), 2005/06/17 99.99USD (blue box), 2005/06/17 75USD (case), 2005/07/17 58.12USD , 2005/08/07 68.57USD (case, film, spools), 2005/09/21 76USD (case), 2005/09/25 51.99GBP (case, blue box), 2005/09/28 42USD (case), 2005/10/05 45USD, 2005/10/14 30USD, 2005/10/30 20.51USD, 2005/10/30 56.51USD, 2006/01/23 102.50USD (case), 2006/01/30 34.99USD, 2006/02/17 110USD (case, live auction), 2006/03/08 57USD (case), 2006/03/17 90USD+commission (case), 2006/03/25 120EUR+commission, 2006/03/26 96USD (case), 2006/03/30 54USD, 2006/05/21 53USD (red box, case), 2006/06/21 49USD (case), 2006/07/23 87GBP, 2006/11/26 43.34GBP
Comment frame counter winder has a sliding shutter. Winder is marked "Made in Occupied Japan" and stamped into the leatherette below the frame counter window. The top plate "Tone PAT." and the Toko logo. dual viewfinders, direct and waist level.

The frame for the spool clips onto the camera and so will not drop out when the back is opened.

also sold with a blue box

Last Updated on 26th November 2006