A nice bakelite one

Dany

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I wanted this camera for a very long time. It is rare because it was produced in few copies and many did not resist the effects of time because bakelite is fragile.
It is a folding camera manufactured in France by the Pontiac brand during the Second World War.
In fact, the first camera similar to this one was built by Ebner. A company whose leaders were victims of Nazism. The production tools were then probably sold to the Gallus company and then to Pontiac
I already own the copy made by Gallus ,
Gallus
And now I have the Pontiac.
During the war, french camera manufacturers had problems to find leatherette, so the bellow of my camera is made of fabric.
All I need now is to find the Ebner (the rarest....if you see one.....)
 

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That's a beautiful looking camera that. So neat when folded.
 
Another stunner you found there Dany.................:heartpump:
 
A beauty! My husband has become smitten with a lot of these old bakelites. He'll love this!
 

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