Falcon Minette Bakelite Camera by Utility MFG Co., c. 1940

Utility MFG Co. / Spartus Corp, 711-715 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL

The Falcon Minette was, in theory, just another of the many cheap bakelite camera brands produced out of Jack Galter’s Lake Street factory during the late 1930s and early 1940s. You can get the full crazy story of this photo industry phenomenon on our main Spartus Camera history page.

As for this model,