Here are the Art Deco Agilux cameras in my collection with date of introduction and film type.
I use a star system to rate cameras against their Art Deco credentials.
|Rating||Art Deco Credentials|
|Iconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated|
|Significant: Pronounced and self evident|
|Noteworthy: Worth giving special attention|
|Acceptable: Modest and restricted|
|Limited: Minor and insubstantial|
AGI (Aeronautical and General Instruments Co. of Croydon, England), a maker of instruments for military purposes, was founded in 1915. It made a military aerial reflex camera. After the war, British imports of optical goods were limited so in 1946 it was an attractive opportunity for AGI to found Agilux Ltd. It became a subsidiary to make cameras for the civilian market. The company abandoned camera production in the early 1960s. AGI still manufactures a wide range of instruments and systems for the Defence and Civil markets in Poole Dorset, England.