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Chronology of the Argus brand  New window

Manufactured in Etats-Unis from 1940 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Argus Argoflex E

The first Argoflex have a coupling between the two lenses, which makes them genuine twin-lens reflex. From the Argoflex EF, this coupling disappears and these devices are becoming much more common

Argoflex E
1940-1948
Basic bakelite model.
Argoflex EM
1948
Metal body
Argoflex EF
1948-1951
idem. Varex 4,5/75 mm lens. Shutter from 1/10 to 1/200. Price in May 1950: $56,95
Argoflex 40
1950-1954
Plastic body, no focusing, no coupling between the two lenses
Argoflex Seventy-five
1949-1958
idem. Lens f/13. Price in May 1950: $14,89
Argus Seventy-five
1949-1958
idem. Lens f/13. Price in 1956: $14,95
Argus 75
1958-1964
Maroon body
Argus Super Seventy-five
1954-1958
Like Argoflex Seventy-five, but with setting of the distances.
Lumar 8/65 lens. Price in 1956: $22,50