One thing that Wolverhampton
should be famous for is innovation. During its recent industrial past it
has produced many inventors and entrepreneurs who have developed
advanced products that are second to none.
In the 1950's a Wolverhampton
company produced all kinds of photographic equipment, including top
quality 35mm cameras which outclassed most of the competition. The
company was K. G. Corfield Ltd who were based in Merridale Street and
became the country's leading 35mm camera manufacturer.
What follows is a description of
the company and its products. I must thank John E. Lewis for all of his
help and enthusiasm, and for allowing me to use
material from his excellent book "Its by Corfield it must be good". I
would also like to thank Sir Kenneth Corfield and his brother John who
have been most helpful. Finally, last but not least, I thank Janice
Endean for finding the camera details and specifications.
||John Lewis has launched a new, and expanded book
about Corfield and their excellent products. It has 200 pages and
'Corfield Cameras - a History & Collectors'
Guide' costs £10.95 plus £1.75 UK postage.
If you would like a copy of the book, please contact John at: