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APEM Rajar n°6
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Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by PS. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2013-12-10 par Eric Borel.

Manufactured or assembled in United Kingdom from 1929 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 292

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Chronology of cameras APEM 
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The company APM for Amalgamated Photographic Manufacturers, was founded in 1921. It brought together several constructors incorporating Rajar.

Released in 1929, the Rajar No. 6 is the first strut camera fully made of bakelite. Four struts keep the bellows in place when the device is in use.
The sector shutter provides only one speed (approximately 1/30) and offers T. There is no diaphragm in front of the simple meniscus  which serves as a lens.
A small viewfinder can be tilted for use of the camera in the "landscape" mode.

In short, it is a extremely simple camera, but innovative in its shape and material. Kodak took inspiration from it a few years later to design the Hawkette.
 

APEM Rajar n°6