Scott's Photographica Collection

American Advertising and Research Corp.
Cub Camera

 

Cub Camera

Cub Camera

I can't imagine even the most hardened and serious camera collector walking away from this great little gem.  Well, at least I didn't.

The Cub was created by the American Advertising and Research Corporation (the name is bigger than the camera!) of Chicago, Illinois USA and sold in 1940 as a Pepsodent dental products advertising premium.  The price of the camera was one Pepsodent box and 15 cents.  Good deal.  The camera even has a lens.  And to this day, the shutter still works, though I haven't checked it for accuracy.   

 

Cub Camera

Cub Camera

The Cub takes size 828 film and creates a 28 by 40 mm image.  This tiny camera makes an image larger than a full-frame 35mm camera... so trade-in that Leica.  There is a red window in back for counting exposures.  No complicated electro-mechanical stuff to get out of whack.

Additional Information

Here is a link to a great advertisement for the Cub camera and Pepsodent products.

 

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This page was created January 23, 2002 and updated May 6, 2003