The Argus Collectors Group is conducting a survey to identify the attributes of the Argus Plastic-Body Twin-lens cameras. The purpose of the survey is to document changes in features of the camera family over their production life. The results will be posted on the ACG web site.
Directions: Have your camera handy, then proceed by answering each question, either filling in the blank space below the question (like question 1), or clicking on the dot to the left of the correct answer to select it. When you are done, click the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the form to send us the information.
If any of the features of your camera don't match the choices provided, please describe them in the 'comments' section at the bottom of this page.
Many, but not all, of these cameras have the manufacturing date stamped inside the camera, either on the back door or in a film chamber. If it's there, it'll be stamped in dark ink, so it might be hard to see. Changing the angle of the camera in a good light can sometimes help find it.
If the date stamp is there, it'll usually be in one of three formats:
Please enter the date stamp, if found:
What does the film wind knob look like:
What name is printed on the metal plate just above the lenses (ignore anything written around the rim of the top lens):
Ckeck to see if anything is printed around the rim of the upper lens, then choose from the following:
On top of the camera is a viewing hood that folds down. What does the logo look like on the hood:
What color is the plastic body of the camera:
Which of these does the shutter release button look like:
Does the lens and shutter assembly look like any of the following?:
Does the camera have a tripod socket on the bottom:
Does the camera have 4, 5 or 7 rivets on the back:
Does it have 1 or 2 red windows on the back:
Does it have a label that says 'Donated for School Use by Argus Cameras Inc.' on it, usually on the top:
If you know the date when this camera was purchased NEW, please enter that here:
Do you have any other comments about your camera:
Please Enter Your Name
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