sometime in the forties or fifties I think they merged with agfa of germany. There was a lot of german american mixing of camera parts and technology. Then agfa kind fizzled as far as I know. I might have seen some gaf stuff that had an agfa subbrand in the sixties Im not really sure any more. Gaf is gone too i think.
I was surprised to find bell and howell still in the camera business even if it is rebranding other companies cameras.
You should all be thrilled to note that the viewcam is built and you will no longer be hearing about it. Photos may appear at anytime but the actually building days are finished. Long live the butchered polaroids.
Its going to get better actually. Today I swapped out the lens for a old polaroid lens made by yashica camera company in the 50s... It is a better glass but the shutter on it isn't very adaptive. Life is a trade off. The ansco will most likely go on a field type camera/.