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Argus was an American maker of cameras and photographic products, founded in 1936 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its best-known product was the C3 rangefinder camera, which enjoyed a 27-year production run and became one of the top-selling cameras in history. The company's Model A was the first low-cost 35 mm camera in the United States. Sylvania acquired Argus in 1959 and sold it in 1969, by which time it had ceased camera production (some rebadged cameras continued to be sold under the Argus name thr...



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This is a collection of Argus Camera Company manuals. They include cameras, movie cameras, projectors, and accessories. The Argus Camera Company was created in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1936 and created affordable cameras until 1969. 
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1957 April Geiss-America Advertisement
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by Argus Camera Co.
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1957 Argus Advertisement
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The Argus Museum
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Try and Stop Me: A Collection of Anecdotes and Stories, Mostly Humorous by Bennett Cerf. Illustrated by Carl Rose. New York, 1944 Simon and Schuster The Argus Museum has this book on a microfilm reel by Univeristy Microfilms. 
Topics: Argus Camera Co., Argus Model 51 Projector, University Microfilms, Argus Microfilms
Argus Microscope Ad
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1945 Argus Model E Readers Digest Ad 
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1959 Argus C3 Advertisement 
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May 1941 Popular Photography Cover With Argus A3
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Argus 40
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The Argus Museum
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Life Magazine from 1937 of a Kadette Radio.
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1955 Argus Advertisement
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Popular Photography Magazine1940 September, Argus C 3 And Argoflex
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by Argus Camera Co.
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1957 April The New Argus C 44
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Argus Model Argoflex 
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1965 Argus Camera Ad.
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by Argus Camera Co.
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Popular Photography magazine 19 45 September (page 7).
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Life Magazine September 20, 1937, Pg 98.
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Life Magazine April 12. 1937.
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by Argus Camera Co.
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Popular Photography Magazine  1941 November, pages 19- 22.
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Popular Photography Magazine 19 43 January (page 65).
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Life Magazine May 09, 1938, Page 72.
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Popular Photography magazine 19 47 November (page 33).
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Argus 826 Showmaster  Power Focus and Zoom Thru-Lens Metering and Image Focus 5 to 1 Zoom Reflex Instant Cartridge Load
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Instructions for Operations Argus Model A2F Camera
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Argus Argoflex II & E
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Popular Photography Magazine, 1939 December, page 125
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Unknown magazine advertisement from 1948. Pictured is Norma Jean Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe.
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Argus Lady Carefree Instant Load 164
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Argus C-2 & C-3 Instruction Book
Topics: Argus Camera Co., Argus Manual, Argus Model C, Argus C2, Argus C3
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by Geiss-America
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1955 PPBG Argus C-4 Geiss-America Advertisement
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by Argus Camera Co.
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Photography Magazine 1947 Winter 
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The Argus Museum
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Argus Eyes Clipping from May 1955, page 4, of Argus Billboard in Ann Arbor, MI
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America's First Twin-Lens Reflex Camera Argus Argoflex E Brochure
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Argus C-20 manual. 
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1959 Argus Camera
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Life Magazine May 29, 1936.
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1956 Argus C 4
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1954 Argus Camera Ad
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Popular Photography magazine  1942 February (page 70).
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Modern Photography  magazine  1951 January, page 87.
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Popular Photography magazine 19 41 August (page 85).
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Argus M-3 Match-Matic Movie Camera
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Popular Photography Magazine, Argus M and Argus C 3 ad, September 1939, page 11. 
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1951 Argus Cameras Advertisement
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Typical Miniature Cameras: bottom row on left: Argus A
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1952 Argus C Four
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Popular Photography Magazine  1940 February.
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Argus 815  Instant Cartridge Loading Super Eight Movie Camera
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Argus Showmaster 820T Super Eight  Movie Camera with  Instant Cartridge Loading and through-the-lens electric eye.
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Argus Instant Load Camera 264...uses drop-in film cartridges and flashcubes. 
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1955 Argus Camera Advertisement
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Popular Photography Magazine  1938, April (page 67).
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1956 Argus C3
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Argus V-100
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Argus Super Eight Reflex Electric Zoom Movie Cameras Instruction Manual for Argus 7510, 758, 753. 
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1955 Argus Light Meter
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Popular Photography magazine  1940 May.
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How to use the Argus PA-200 Projector
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1946 Argoflex Ad
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1936 Argus Christmas Advertisement, Unknown Magazine.
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Popular Photography Magazine 1939 December, page 123.
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Life Magazine April 26, 1937 Argus A
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Argus C 2 Accessories
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Argus SLR manual
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Argus Electric-Eye Zoom Eight Movie Camera Model 409
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Argus 127 Manual
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Manual for the Argus Lady Carefree 164. 
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Popular Photography Magazine  1941 September, page 73.
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Argus CR-3E 35mm SLR Camera
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Argus/Cosina Spot Focusing TL metering SLR Camera
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Popular Photography Magazine 1949 December page 35
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Argus 802 CdS Electric-Eye Super Eight Movie Camera with instant cartridge loading
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How To Use Your Model C-3 
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Unknown magazine advertisement from 1946.
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Popular Photography Magazine 19 44 September (page 7).
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