"Falcon Cameras"
The history of the Falcon Camera Company is somewhat unclear.
The Falcon line was begun by Utility Manufacturing Co. of New York about 1934. One source indicates that Utility, which also made Spartus cameras, was sold to Spartus Corp. in 1940, the new firm taking its name from the Spartus cameras. (The Utility name continued to be used at least as late as 1942, however, on price lists for Falcon cameras.) While the ownership may have belonged to Spartus, the Falcon Camera Co. name was used in advertising in 1946, as was the Spencer Co. name. There is a camera with the Falcon Camera Co. name, but its instruction book bears the Spencer Co. name. Both of these companies operated out of a building at 711-715 W. Lake St. in Chicago, which is also the address of Spartus Camera Co., Herold Mfg. Co., and Gaiter Products. If this is not confusing enough, we should add that the founder of the original Utility Manufacturing Co., Mr. Charles Fischberg, was later prominent in the Herbert George, Birdseye, and Imperial companies.

Stock No 3317
Falcon Miniature 127 film camera
The Falcon Miniature 127 film camera was made in New York by the Utility Manufacturing Company in 1939. The body was made of Bakelite and it’s a point and shoot camera
Good condition


Stock No 1020
Falcon minicam junior
Falcon bakelite,EXC, no chips , cracks etc. 1930's "minicam" in original box, which has seen better days. Wollensak Minivar 50mm lens. Takes 127 film.
~ Camera is in very good condition.

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