Gallus

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  1. Dany

    Dany No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have been trying to find at a decent price this streamlined old gear for years.
    This bakelite folding camera is scarce for two reasons. A limited number has been produced and many of them have been broken and thrown out.
    A friend of mine, great camera collector, used to say: The question when you take in hand a bakelite camera for the first time is not "is it broken?" but "where is it broken?"
    My camera has been manufactured in France by Gallus just before the WW2 and a limited release of very similar cameras were produced by Pontiac and Ebner.
    I could purchase this one at a very low price because the bellows was falling apart. So I bought a wreck of a Foth folding camera for nearly nothing to recover the bellows and replace it.

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    Stylish and elegant! :headbang:
     
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    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You come up with the best stuff, this is wonderful. Never heard of this but what a beauty. I love bakelite.
     

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