Made in Chicago. This little, brown Bakelite camera has a metal viewfinder that folds up. It also has an instant and a
time setting. You wind the film counter number into the first hole, take the picture, use a roll of 127 film. The
latches on the back are metal. the one on the right slides to the side and the entire back can be removed. Inside, there is
room for a spare roll of film.
item: # 00-f005
The Spartus name is one in a sea of names used by this company. It started out as the Utility Manufacturing Co. in New
York in the mid 1930's. They were sold out to Spartus in the 1940's, who also operated the company under the names Falcon
Camera Corp.,and Spencer Co. In 1951 the company was taken over by the sales manager harold Rubin, and it became Herold Manufacturing.
Spartus Corp. began as Utility Mfg. Company of New York around the mid 1930s. It was during the 1940s that Spartus bought
out Utility, so there are cameras to be found under the Utility name as well. In 1951, Spartus was purchased by an employee,
Harold Rubin, who renamed the company Herold Mfg. Co. Jack Galter, former President of Spartus, started a new company called
Galter Products about the same time. Both companies ended sometime in the 1960s. use ...