Bilora Boy Luxus

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  1. Dany

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    Material as bakelite allowed for the design of cameras with unusual shapes .
    This red camera from Bilora is German and was marketed circa 1950-1952
    The model is called "Boy" and this is the "Luxus" version on which the setting of the distance is possible by means of a ring around the lens.
    The body is rather small and must be loaded with type 127 films to produce 4x6.5 cm images.
    I have also the less attractive standard black version in my collection.

    Bilora - Boy luxus rouge small 001.jpg Bilora - Boy luxus rouge small.jpg


     
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    Looks mint! Very pretty.
     
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    I haven't even seen a picture of one in that color - nice camera, nice photos.
     
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    What a stud. Nice finish on it. Great design. Wonder what photos look like from it?

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    I love Bilora cameras. I have 3 Bilora Bella cameras. One is 35mm and two are 127. Glorified box cameras but quite handsome and fun. Your "Boy" is terrific.
     
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    I love shiny bakelite. These are pics of the standard black version of the Boy.

    Bilora - Boy 003 small.jpg Bilora - Boy  005 small.jpg
     
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    Very nice.

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    A new "Boy" in my collection: The 6x6 cm format Boy
    This one uses 120 films and is fitted with a more comfortable viewer.

    Bilora - Boy [649] small 001.jpg

    These cameras made from a fragile material are now hard to find in good condition . A good friend of mine used to say "when you first take in hand an old bakelite camera, the question to ask is not "Is it broken or cracked somewhere? " but "Where is the damage ?.
     
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    Nice looking camera.
     
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    That thing is so cute....!!!! Such a neat design, even the winder knob is cool.
     

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