"Minolta 110mm Cameras"
The Minolta Camera Company was established by Mr. Kazuo Tashima in 1928 under the name of "Nichi-Doku Shashinki Shokai" (Japan-Germany Camera Company). The company's history is more easily followed by breaking it into five distinct periods. The brand names of the cameras made during each period follow in parentheses.
1928-31 Japan-Germany Camera Company (Nifca cameras)
1931-37 Molta Company (Minolta cameras) 1937-62 Chiyoda Kogaku Seiko (Minolta, Konan, and Sonocon cameras)
1962-82 Minolta Camera Co. Ltd. (Minolta cameras)
1982- Minolta Camera Co. Ltd. (Minolta cameras)

The Nifca period - 1928-31. The newly formed company produced cameras which were of the latest designs of their day, using Japanese-made bodies and German-made lenses and shutters. NIFCA= (Nl)ppon (F)oto (CA)meras.

The Molta Period - 1931-37. As the company grew it was reorganized as a joint stock firm under the name of the Molta Company. It was during the early years of this period that the name Minolta was adopted as a trade name on the cameras. MOLTA= (M)echanismus (O)ptik und (L)insen von (TA)shima.

The Chiyoda Period - 1937-62. As expansion and progress continued the company went through another reorganization emerging as Chiyoda Kogaku Seiko, K.K. and becoming the first Japanese camera company to manufacture every part of their own cameras.

The Minolta Period - 1962-82. Began with change of the company name to The Minolta Camera Company, Ltd. Marketing areas were expanded; so were the products that were manufactured. It was during this period that Minolta entered the fields of office copy machines, planetaria, and manufacturing for other companies.

The Modern Minolta Period - 1982 Signified by the new Minolta logo. To date, Minolta has produced in excess of 40 million cameras.

The Konica Minolta Merger- On January 7, 2003, Minolta merged with fellow Japanese camera power, Konica. The partnership proved successful with the Konica Minolta brand building a healthy reputation in the so-called 'broadband age'.

Many arguments exist regarding which of Minolta's many "firsts" was most significant to photography. My nomination is Minolta's founder, the late Mr. Kazuo Tashima, who remained at the head of his company from 1928-82. "The first founder of any camera company to remain its president for 54 years." (His son, Hideo Tashima, became Minolta's president at that time, and Kazuo Tashima stepped into the role of "Chairman of the Board" of the Minolta Camera Co.)


Stock No 690
Minolta Pocket Autopak 50
110mm pocket camera with cube socket for flash.
~ Appears to work, its a pitty that there is a name and address scratched on the top.
   Asking Price $8.00
Stock No 826
Minolta Pocket Autopak 430E
110mm Pocket type camera with in-built pop-out flash. 3 settings. Wrist strap.
~ Fair to good condition.
   Asking Price $12.00
Stock No 436
Minolta Pocket Autopak 450E
Pocket 110mm camera with built in flash. 5 lens settings.
~ Fair to good condition, slight lifting of covering on base.
   Asking Price $20.00
Stock No 2531
Minolta Pocket Autopak 460Tx
Pocket 110mm camera with built in flash. Normal/Telephoto lens settings. Takes 1 x AA battery.
~ Good cosmetic condition, not working.
   Asking Price $8.00
Stock No 3183
Minolta Pocket Autopak 460Tx
Pocket 110mm camera with built in flash. Normal/Telephoto lens settings. Takes 1 x AA battery.
~ Good cosmetic condition, flash not working.
   Asking Price $8.00
Stock No 1108
Minolta Autopak AF
Pocket 110mm camera with built in flash. 4 lens settings. with wrist strap.
~ Good condition.
   Asking Price $15.00
Stock No 603
Minolta 110 Zoom SLR
MINOLTA 110 ZOOM SLR complete with owners manual carry case and 400 HT NISSIN flash(working). This camera in very good working condition this was the worlds first single-lens reflex for the 110 pocket format. Its 25-50mm genuine Rokkor lens also makes it the first 110 camera with the convenience of a 2x true zoom lens. It has built in macro for close up focusing. Takes 110 film cartridge & the electronic exposure control system automatically varies the shutter speed steplessly from 11/1000 to ten full seconds for pinpoint exposure over a wide range.
~ The lens is free from mold & scratches, the battery housing & body are spottless. A great collectors item.
   
Stock No 677
Minolta 110 Zoom SLR
This camera has a zoom lens with a focal length from 25mm to 50mm (approximately 50mm to 100mm in 35mm camera), and adopted porro-mirror instead of pentaprism. The camera shutter and appature appear to work without film loaded and the viewfinder displays an indicator when the shutter release is pressed. The lens is clear of any scratches and only has very small dust particles in the front of the internal lens glass.
Camera Info and History.
First introduced in September, 1976.
Camera type : 110 cartridge porro-mirror SLR camera with zoom lens
Picture size : 13 x 17mm
Lens : Zoom-Rokkor f4.52/25-50mm
Light metering : external metering system, aperture-priority automatic exposure
Shutter : horizontal-run focal-plane shutter with metal curtain Shutter speeds : B, 10-11/1000sec.
Flash hot shoe
Body dimensions : 132 x 53.5 x 108mm
Body weight : approx. 430g.

~ The lens is free from mold & scratches, the battery housing & body are spottless. A great collectors item.
   Asking Price $150.00
Stock No 798
Minolta Weathermatic A
Bright yellow , "underwater" 110, suitable to about 12 feet, Scale focusing, inbuilt flash with wrist strap, All seems to work, not depth tested. Takes 1 x AA battery.
~ Good clean condition
   
Stock No 1237
Minolta Weathermatic A
Bright yellow , "underwater" 110, suitable to about 12 feet, Scale focusing, inbuilt flash with wrist strap, All seems to work, not depth tested. Takes 1 x AA battery.
~ Good clean condition
   Asking Price $55.00
Stock No 1413
Minolta Weathermatic A
Bright yellow , "underwater" 110, suitable to about 12 feet, Scale focusing, inbuilt flash with wrist strap, All seems to work, not depth tested. Takes 1 x AA battery.
~ Good condition, however the flash is suspect.
   Asking Price $25.00

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