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Vintage Accent Reading Lamp - Imperial Satellite 127

Regular price $79.00 USD
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Original antique gray/gray Imperial Satellite 127 Camera – converted into an incredible working unique reading lamp.

This amazing camera accent lamp with some signs of years of service is a great gift for the collector of vintage memorabilia and retro artifacts, giving them a chance to display a real antique camera.

The 4.5 W LED light bulb (40W replacement) at the reflector center is a play on the bright flash that once came out of this camera while it was in its prime.

Get that vintage look instantly in any room. Has in cord on / off switch.
Camera is 8" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Note: The last picture (light on) shows the red version of the Imperial Satellite 127

Dimensions

Height: 8.0 inches
Width: 3.0 inches
Length: 3.5 inches

History

Imperial was a main camera brand of the Herbert George Co. Chicago / Illinois, a company founded by Herbert Weil and George Israel around 1945. Imperial box cameras were marketed under the brand name Herco as Herco Imperial. Imperial lasted as brand name for these cameras. In 1961 company ownership changed and the whole company was renamed to Imperial Camera Corp. . It made solid bakelite and plastic cameras - one of the first very colorful series of cameras.

Another variation on the basic Imperial box camera, giving 4x4 cm images on 127 film. The Satellite 127 has a switch for Color vs. B&W. The latter setting moves a smaller aperture stop into place behind the lens.

It is unclear whether the "improved" Imperial Satellite II, has any functional differences, beyond its cosmetic changes to the front panel, and the addition of a metal trim ring around the lens.