Many thanks to Miss Mary Kear and her good friends Sandra and Bill Stenhouse from Birmingham for donating Mary’s cameras to my collection. Born in 1943 Mary was a nurse and also a Greenham Common lady. I am told she used to don leathers, hat and goggles and go places on her motorbike. Mary also donated her mother Gertrude's No35 Folding Ensign roll film camera. Gertrude was a keen photographer. Donated in April 2011
Gertrude, Mary's Mother's Folding Ensign No 35. Given to her by a boyfriend
Ensign No 35 Folding roll film camera
Gertrude, Mary's mother taken with her Ibis camera in 1963
No 2 Kodak Box Cartridge Hawk-Eye Model B
This was Mary's first camera given to her in the mid 50's. She says she had to be careful with her picture choice as the camera only took 8 frames per roll!
1950's Ibis75 127 roll film cast aluminum camera
The Ibis was given to Mary in the 60s she used it until 1989 when she found it hard to find the film for it.
Mary aged 4 in Blackpool in 1947. Taken by her mother with the Kodak box camera.
1970s Marys colour snaps
The Ibis was given to Mary by a family friend (the man on the right) in the 60's
c1954 Coronet Flashmaster made from black bakelite with a metal back. takes 12 exp. on 120 film
1959 Halina 35X. Cast metal and very heavy made in
Haking in Hong Kong. it has a 45mm lens with an aperture of f16. The
lens has to be independently cocked by a small lever on its side. It
was very easy to make double exposures if you forgot to wind on the
film even though it has a double exposure prevention device. It was a
good seller in the 1950s and early 1960s.