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Sears Tower Reflex Model II
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Photos by - text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of -. Last update 2012-02-11 par Eric Borel.

Manufactured or assembled in Germany from (Before) 1953 to (After) 1958.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 1987

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Chronology of cameras Sears 

Sears is to the United States what Manufrance was to France.

Following the same principle, a significant portion of what Sears sold was manufactured by other brands. The name "Tower" frequently appears in product names. This can be explained by comparing the brand's logo and historical photos of the company. The logo depicts the tower that dominated the Sears buildings in Chicago. In 1969, Sears decided to consolidate all its Chicago employees in a single building and had the tallest skyscraper in the United States (and the world at the time) constructed, known as the Sears Tower, which has since been renamed the Willis Tower.

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Traduction de Manuel M

Caution, danger ! Confusion is at the end of the keyboard. In the same Sears catalog - 1953 -, in some pages apart, one finds Tower Reflex Model II and Tower Reflex type II.
They are two quite different cameras: the model II is a true TLR, manufactured in Japan, equipped with Nikkor lenses. It is the big brother of Tower Reflex Model I.
With Type II, one leaves the gotha society man to join the commoner's condition. It is certainly German, but of basic extraction.
 

Sears Tower Reflex Model II





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