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Art Deco Cameras


Here are the Art Deco Metropolitan Industries cameras in my collection with date of introduction and film type.

I use a star system to rate cameras against their Art Deco credentials.

RatingArt Deco Credentials
star star star star starIconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated
star star star starSignificant: Pronounced and self evident
star star starNoteworthy: Worth giving special attention
star starAcceptable: Modest and restricted
starLimited: Minor and insubstantial

Metropolitan Industries

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Metropolitan Industries should be viewed as a brand name rather than a manufacturer. The actual company that manufactured this camera is difficult to find. Research shows that a host of companies that sold many different cameras emanating from Chicago have a common address listed in the owners manuals or on the advertising. This is usually 711 - 715 W. Lake St. Chicago. It looks like one parent company was responsible for the manufacturing of most of the Chicago Cameras.