Scott's Photographica Collection

Soho Limited
Pilot Camera

 

Soho Pilot Camera

Soho Pilot Camera

Soho Limited of London, England manufactured this attractive bakelite camera in 1933.  It is a folding roll-film design that shoots 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch (6 x 9 cm) images on size 120 film.  The lens and shutter housing is also made of bakelite, an unusual touch for a folding bakelite camera.

The shutter is quite simple, offering only time and instantaneous settings.  The lens aperture is a fixed size.  The Pilot has a simple reflex viewfinder, and a red window is used to count exposures.  This is a fairly basic camera.

On the other hand, the camera has great looking designs molded into the bakelite and a hefty, quality feel in the hand.  For me, it is a work of art, more attractive in person than in my photographs.

 

Front of Closed Pilot Camera

Front of Closed Pilot Camera

 

Back of Pilot Camera

Back of Pilot Camera

 

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This page was updated July 17, 2001