1953, R.F Hunter manufactured a box camera for film 120 : the Gilbert.
Because of its steel front face, it looks robust but elegant. This is due
also to its
brown lizard-skin covering.
This camera is equipped with a very bright viewfinder which is tied
to the lens. It can swivel of an angle of 90 ░ on the axle of this last
one. This clever system allows framing for both vertical or horizontal shots (format 6 x 9 cm).
Lens aperture is 1:11 and the focal distance is f=105mm. When you are
looking right into the axle of the lens, you can see a red circle
indicating the camera is not ready to shot. When the shutter is rearmed,
the circle becomes green.
The shutter is coupled to the film advance wheel and also
synchronized with a flash slot located on the front plate of the camera.