This rare camera is all original and it works. This famous camera, the brick aka the spiderman camera, started out in 1938 by Argus to compete with the famous German Leica 35mm RF camera.Over the years over millions of the Argus C, C2, C3 cameras were made. The rangefinder is not coupled with the lens (hence the C version), however the holy grail part is the fast / slow switch positioned below the shutter cocking knob.
The camera up for sale is all original and the optics are great including viewers. The shutter cocks and trips. Rangefinder is clear and accurate. Lens focus is solid with no slop.
Inside the film area the camera is very clean with little sign of wear. Amazingly historical camera with the original seldom seen case. Remember these cameras are made partially of bakelite, so how many remain today is unknown. This camera was stored in an ideal environment as evidenced by the nice leather covering, aluminum finish, clean optics and nice leather case for being 83 years old. Please see photos of the actual camera and case that you will receive for the best cosmetic description.
The item "1938 Argus C F/S Switch Version 35mm Rangefinder Camera with Original Leather Case" is in sale since Sunday, November 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Rangefinder Cameras". The seller is "toyliquidator" and is located in Lemmon, South Dakota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.