Hannibla W.Goodwin, who is the first to have the idea to cover a
transparent celluloid film with a gelatino-bromide emulsion, the family
Anthony realizes how they can make money with the patent for a
transparent film they acquired in 1842.
In 1901 this family moves to Ó Binghamton, NY and creates the company
Ansco Photoproducts, Inc. In May 1928, this enterprise is bought by the
German Group AGFA and is renamed in Agfa-Ansco Corp. Then in 1939, it
becomes General Aniline & Film Corp.
In 1940, the US government takes
the control of this company and
renames it back to Ansco Inc. As most of the companies
photographic films, Ansco Inc decides to produce also cameras.
The Shur-Flash appears in 1953. It is a classical box made in
paperwork and covered with a black leather. Its front side is decorated
with a superb stainless-steel plate.