39¢ camera from 1933 captures 2018 wrecking yard
A couple of weeks back, I picked up a 1938 UniveX folding camera, the Model AF-5 Minicam, which uses absolutely unobtainium 32mm "No. 00" film. Naturally, I built my own film cutter, to slice No. 00 film out of still-available 120 film, and then I took this camera to my local wrecking yard. As part of this project, I bought another UniveX camera, just to get one of the oddball proprietary film spools inside.
More than three million Univex Model A cameras were sold during the 1930s, which means theyre still cheap and plentiful today. Once I had the ability to cut my own 32mm film, I loaded up my Model A and took it to the Denver wrecking yard that gave us such Junkyard Treasures as a 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe and a 1974 International Harvester Travelall. For such a cheap novelty camera, the UniveX Model A got some nice junkyard shots.