Aeronautical and General Instruments, or AGI, used to have a factory in Purley way. At the time, London’s main airport was just across the road from the factory. During the Second World War AGI made hand-held and stereoscopic aeronautical cameras.
After the war AGI took advantage of restrictions on imports. They produced various ranges of cameras under the brand AGILUX. Among these ranges was the Agimatic (35 mm with interchangeable lenses) and a series of Agifold 120 format bellows cameras.