Maker and Role
The Folmer Graflex Corporation, Manufacturer
Aerial camera K20 "Graflex" in carry case 4.5 inch (hand-held, hand-operated trigger action, single shot, roll film) US Navy. Serial No. USN 43-3571. Specification No.106, Manufacturer's part No.K20E-H55. The camera has a grip handle on the left and a range finder on top which pops up when a small lever is depressed. On the left is a chrome turning screw which opens up the back of the camera to load the film. The camera uses Ilford HP3 Aerial film (Ilford Limited, Made in England). One spool is 5¼" x 19 ft. 3 ft. paper leader and trailer for K20 camera. The accessories consist of 2 red lenses, one of which is marked "Minus Blue".
Signature/Marks and Type
Property U.S. Navy / Camera Aircraft / (4 x 5 inch) / Type K-20 Serial No. USN 43-3571 / Contract No.N288s - 11028 Specification No.106 / Manufacturer's Assembly Part No.K20E-H55 / The Folmer Graflex Corporation / Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A. Maker's Plate
PROPERTY U.S. NAVY / CAMERA AIRCRAFT / (4x5 INCH) / TYPE K20 SERIAL NO. USN 43-3571 / CONTRACT NO. N288s-11028 SPECIFICATION NO. 106 / MANUFACTURERS ASSEMBLY PART NO. K20E-H55 / THE FOLMER GRAFLEX CORPORATION / ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A. Maker's Mark
The Folmer Graflex Corporation. Aerial Camera [K 20], 1978.192.1. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).