Our next camera up for review is the Ansco Color Clipper; complete with flash unit! This was an eBay impulse buy, and I think it was about $50. I'm a sucker for weird cameras, especially when they're in good usable condition as this one is.
In the early 1950s when the camera was made, the "Color Clipper' name was probably chosen to try and fool people into thinking it was made specifically for color film, which was pretty new and cool back then; however, any camera will produce nice looking color pictures, even century old folders.
The Ansco Color Clipper is well build, uses readily available 120 film, and has zone focusing and double exposure prevention, not bad for an inexpensive 'outfit' back in the day.
Some of these old cameras are capable of producing pretty good prints using cheap meniscus type lenses, and my hope was that this one would be good enough for medium sized prints. To find out if it met my expectations, go to the bottom of the review; but first off, let's take a look at the camera specs...