Morris Schwartz

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Morris Schwartz (April 3, 1901 – October 22, 2004) was an American photographic inventor, photographer and businessman.

Born in Russia, Schwartz went to America in 1906. He started in the New York Times in 1922, staying with the paper until 1926, when he moved to the Jewish Daily Forward, where he was a staff photographer until 1931. In 1930, Schwartz invented a flash synchronizer for work with flashbulbs, then novel replacements for flash powder.

Schwartz invented the "Focuspot" focusing device in 1936, founding the Kalart Company to market this and other products.