…And while we’re on the subject of corn flakes & photography, here are two types of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes camera:
1. top left: a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Mini 110 Camera
This advertising camera is an actual working #110 — miniature Camera / Key Chain, left over from a 1989-90 promotion. It has the Kellogg’s rooster around the lens and is attached to a small key chain! It comes in a colorful small box ornamented with the distinctive Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Rooster. You could get one in 1990 for $4.95 and 2 box tops from a Kellogg’s product. It has the instruction sheet and it all comes packed in it's original shipping tube.
(for sale on Esnarf for $6.35)
Note: although this camera comes packaged in a small, snack-pak style box, the package, itself, is then packaged in a tube.
There is also evidence of other people making pinhole cameras from Kellogg’s Corn Flakes boxes…
I built my own [pinhole camera] here to make sure I know what I am talking about — I used a box of Kellogg’s corn flakes which I cut to about half size (the longer the hole to screen distance, the bigger the image and it can actually get too big pretty quickly). Then I cut a hole (about 2 by 3 inches) in the bottom and I taped aluminum foil over it and made my pin hole in that — you want as thin material as you can get, foil is better than the original cardboard. I used the plastic bag from the corn flakes for screen (turns out that Kellogg’s is actually in pinhole camera business, except they don’t know about it) …
(See also: Packaging Cameras)
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