Revere 33 Film Stereo Camera - vintage
Cooperative arrangement between two Chicago, Illinois companies in the 1950s resulted in the production of the Revere 33 Stereo Camera.
Revere, a camera and projector manufacturer produced the camera body, while the Wollensak lens manufacturer produced the high quality lenses and shutters. The result was a high quality stereo camera to compete with the commercially successful Realist and Kodak stereo cameras.
The Revere 33 Stereo Camera features two Wollensak Amaton f3.5 lens with Wollensak's Rapax shutters offering T, B, 1/2 second to 1/200 second speeds. Other features are shutter cocking with film advance, coupled rangefinder, and flash synchronization on a dedicated hot shoe.
Sporting some better features than the Realist and Kodak cameras offered made the Revere 33 Stereo Camera a successfully marketed product, only slightly held back by its higher ticket price compared with the competition. That higher price still exists today, still due to its better features.