Introduced in 1927, the Ansco Memo is a beautifully crafted 35mm half-frame camera that was one of the first America 35mm cameras to sell in any quantity. Despite its boxiness the Memo’s weight feels right in the hand the the action on the shutter release minimizes camera jitter.

Make Ansco
Model Memo
Year c. 1927
Format 35mm (special canister)
Shutter Ilex
Speed T, B, 25, 50, 100
Lens Ilex-Ansco Cinemat
Focus fixed
Aperture f6.3 to 16
Light Meter No
Rangefinder No