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  1. Dany

    A big one

    This folding camera is one of my big ones. A No3A Junior from Ansco Manufactured in Binghamton N.Y, It seems to have been released from 1916 to 1931. It must be loaded with special roll film type 122 to produce big 8.25x14 cm negatives. It is fitted with a 165 mm f:6.2 “Splendor” lens on a...
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    Bantam?

    Exact ! Bantam cameras produced 28 x40 mm negatives (greater than 24x36 mm)
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    Bantam?

    Not being an expert in Kodak cameras, I have a question related to the origin of a name given by Kodak to many of his cameras Why the name BANTAM? I took my French/English dictionary and discovered that Bantam is a name given to a “small poultry bird” ....... Is it a matter of dimensions ? I...
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    Pontiac Lynx II

    The French camera manufacturer Pontiac should not be confused with the famous American automobile maker. Pontiac began his production just before WWII , releasing a beautiful bakelite folding whose shapes are reminiscent of the slender and curved shapes of a bath soap. In France, during the war...
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    Picolette

    Before being part of Zeiss Ikon, Contessa Nettel in Suttgart, Germany, produced this nice strut folding camera which is now part of my collection. This camera, which shows some similarities with the Kodak Vest Pocket series, is today one century old.
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    Souvenir from Paris

    If you like "gadgets" , you may see some others from my collection here: Stereoscopes and viewers
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    Souvenir from Paris

    First delayed by the Covid pandemic, today, things are going better. The stone works are now completely secure and the experts are in the process of selecting the hundred-year-old oak trees for the roof frame as well as the spire. A three years rebuilt time is now estimated Here is one of my...
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    Strange little one

    Good guess. The format is 20 x 20 mm
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    Strange little one

    This miniature camera was made in France. it is particularly scarce, even in its country of origin. Its name is Photolet. It was marketed in 1932, long before the well known Japanese "Hit" cameras series. Its very rough manufacturing nevertheless allowed it to produce 20 views in 20x20 mm format...
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    2 Kodak's, A Zeiss, an EOS and Bell & Howell

    Very nice items Where I live, The Duex and Monitor are quite rare. Probably because they were not imported at the time. They miss in my collection The Contessa is superb.
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    Two unidentified red bellows

    Thank you IanG for your informative answer. In the early days of photography, a lot of companies were selling under their name cameras and accessories made by others. Manufacturers were also selling the same models with sometime minor modifications and sometime with other lens and/or shutters...
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    Two unidentified red bellows

    Despite my attempts, I could not identify these two old folding cameras that are part of my collection. If one knows about them.... First one is an horizontal format 9x12 cm . The body is made of wood covered with leatherette The lens is marked “Periscop Aplanat” The shutter has no name. It...
  13. Dany

    Adrette camera

    The format of the negatives produced by the Adrette is 24 x36 mm 1 x1 1/2 inch is a rough approach as it means 25.4 x 38.1 mm
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    Adrette camera

    This nice little thing has been recently joining my collection?. It’s a very compact 35 mm camera that was launched on the market circa 1939 by the German company Adox which subcontracted its manufacturing to another German company called Wirgin. The camera is nammed « Adrette » The lens is a...
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    Cheap camera display

    I have always resisted the temptation to transform my living room into a camera museum using many shelves and display cases. The downside of such a decision is the inability to look easily at my collection stored in closed cabinets So I got the idea of "rotating" my devices one by one in a...
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    1910 Caillon camera

    Caillon constructed different models of stereo camera ( format 45x107 mm and 6x13 cm). These type of cameras were very fashionable at this time. For the time being, I do not plan test shots with this camera.
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    1910 Caillon camera

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    1910 Caillon camera

    Hello My recent buy is French, rather chubby and heavy and is more than one hundred years old. It is a 9x12 format strut folding camera stamped "E.Caillon Constructeur Paris". On the front face, the shape and arrangement of the pre-cocking shutter controls are identical to those of the Stratus...
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    Jem Jr 120

    Merci Webestang64 I blush with confusion
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    Jem Jr 120

    The first time I saw this box, I did not know anything about it but the design of the front face attracted me. So I bargained and got it for ten euros. Marketed during the forties, this metal box camera is a Jem Jr 120 from the Jem Camera Co division of J.E. Mergott Co (Newark, N.J). A model...
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