Kalimar

KALIMAR
Kalimar Inc. Established in 1954, founded founded by Bob Lipsitz. The goal of the company as a distributor was to import cameras from different counries mainly Japan into the United States. Among their first imports were the Aires 35mm cameras. Eventually, cameras bearing the Kalimar name were manufactured or imported from various countries including Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany ant the USSR. Based on some patents files by Robert Lipsitz, it seems they alsomanufactured a number of products. Several trademarks have been filed by Kalimar like Dura-Flex (1983), Auto-cube (1966), Kalimar (1974), Day-Glo (1989), Spirit 1 Fun (1993) and others.

Kalimar Inc. started importing Aires 35 cameras from Japan to the U.S.A. The Kalimar Company of St. Louis, Missouri was acquired by the Tiffen Company of Long Island on December 13, 1999. Both companies specialize in supplying photo/imaging accessories to amateur and professional photographers. With this most recent acquisition, Tiffen expands its product base into a number of new lines and also gains entre into key mass distribution channels. Kalimar's facilities and staff will remain in St. Louis, with Larry Lipsitz continuing his senior management role. Bob Lipsitz, founder of Kalimar, will serve as a consultant to the new organization. Kalimar, Inc., 722 Goddard Ave. Chesterfield,   Missouri 63005 United States Phone Number: 636-532-4511, Fax Number: 636-532-8995, Contact Name: Robert J. Lipsitz.

 
"A year after selling Kalimar Co., a 45-year-old family owned camera manufacturing firm in Chesterfield, to The Tiffen Co., Robert Lipsitz has embarked on a new career. Lipsitz, his son-in-law Bob Fulson and his daughter Nancy Stein, invested about $150,000 and formed a family partnership to open Planet Smoothie stores throughout the area. Their first location is in Webster Groves. Atlanta-based Planet Smoothie is among the fastest-growing franchise operations in the United States."
From: St. Louis Business Journal by Margie Manning Date: Sunday, September 23, 2001, 11:00pm CDT

"On Tuesday, October 13, 1992, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for KALIMAR by THE TIFFEN COMPANY, LLC, Hauppauge, NY 11788. The USPTO has given the KALIMAR trademark serial number of 74321726. The current federal status of this trademark filing is REGISTERED AND RENEWED. The correspondent listed for KALIMAR is DAVID B. KIRSCHSTEIN, of KIRSCHSTEIN OTTINGER ISRAEL ET AL, 489 5TH AVE FL 17, NEW YORK NY 10017-6128 . The KALIMAR trademark is filed in the category of Computer & Software Products & Electrical & Scientific Products . The description provided to the USPTO for KALIMAR is photographic, optical, and electronic equipment; namely, cameras, binoculars, and camera and video accessories; namely, camera lenses, tripods, camera bags, electronic flash units, video camera lenses, video lights, video camera batteries, camera filters. "
 

Manufacturer: Kalimar
Type: Clip on
Sensor: Selenium
Year: 19xx
Type of measurement:
Sensitivity: 6 ~ 3200 ASA
Aperture : f/ 1 ~ 22
Exposure time :1/1000 ~ 39 sec
Cine: 8 ~ 64 fps
 

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