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Ansco Panda
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Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2016-03-31 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in USA from 1948 to (After) 1950.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 461

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Traduction de Sylvain Halgand

Two large eyes, a white muzzle, a very black body, a white ear…. it is undoubtedly what is worth its name in this small Ansco.
It is about a small very simple camera without any setting. The viewfinding is pseudo TLR. The lens opens to 14. The shutter allows the 1/50 of second. As my Quebec friend Alain Laflamme announces it, the name Panda is often partly erased, undoubtedly by the repeated friction of a finger at the time of the shootings, but especially by a poor quality of painting.
This 620 made of bakelite was produced during the Forties.
Enough common on the North-American market, where in May 1950, it was worth $4,54, its coast remains rather weak.

Ansco Panda