Two bakelite cameras

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I got two new cameras on my shelves
First one is American, a very basic pseudo TLR the design of which is attractive to me.
It is one of the versions of the Clix-O-Flex sold by Metropolitan industries circa 1947.

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The second one is heavy and French, It is a scarce variation of the Photax made by MIOM

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Interesting cameras, those were the days eh....?
 
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Yes !
I love of the decoration on the front face
I have in my collection this less "exotic" version of the Clix O Flex

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In fact, a lot of small companies in Chicago marketed at this time cheap cameras based on the same design .sometimes similar but showing different names.
A dream for collectors !
It seems that more efforts were given to the style than to the technology.

An other camera in my collection from the same supplier: The Wond O Flex

Metropolitan Industries - Wond O Flex [588] small.jpg
 

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Wond-O-Flex ad. December 1949 Popular Photography......

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