“P” is for Perfex

“P” is for Perfex, by the Camera Corporation of America.

The Camera Corporation of America existed for a little over ten years, from 1938 to 1949. It’s known primarily for it’s Perfex line of cameras.

The Perfex forty-four. 1939-1940
The Perfex forty-four. 1939-1940

The Forty-Four frequently is missing the leatherette to the right of the lens. If you find one with all the leatherette, that’ll probably double its value.

Another view of the Perfex Forty-four. It has a coupled rangefinder.
Another view of the Perfex Forty-four. It has a coupled rangefinder.

The Perfex DeLuxe was among the last cameras made by the Camera Corporation of America.

The Perfex DeLuxe. 1947-1950
The Perfex DeLuxe. 1947-1950

Like the Perfex Forty-Four, the DeLuxe had two knobs to the left of the lens.

Also a coupled range finder camera.
Also a coupled range finder camera.

 

Reference: McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th edition, ISBN 0-931838-40-1

The other cameras featured in this A to Z Challenge are linked on this page.

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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