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Folding bed camera with a sophisticated magazine mechanism for 12 dry plates. The wooden body is covered with dark leather and consists of two halves: the right half is the camera , the left contains two foldable finders in front. When photography is started, each half of the camera contains six unexposed plates in the rear of the body. The mechanism is operated by a crank on top of the camera body - after exposure the exposed plate is moved to the left by two counter-clockwise turns of the crank and the next, unexposed plate is pressed into the focal plane by four springs in the camera back - two clockwise turns of the crank then move the rearmost plate in the left camera half to the right, where is queues up for being exposed later (a clever mechanism that keeps the camera relatively slim, as there always are six plates in either half of the body). The exposed plated are counted automatically on a watch like display (1 - 12) in the camera back. The camera comes with five steel plate holders for the glass plates (nos. 1, 3, 5, 10, 12). Steinheil Gruppen-Antiplanet lens 25mm no.35365 (of 1892 vintage) with a lever-operated iris diaphragm with settings ½, 2/3, 1, 2, 4 and 8. The lens is scale focused (2, 5, 10m) and original brass lens cap. Rouleau shutter (1/15, 1/30, 1/45, 1/75, 1/90), release lever with knob on the right side. The camera is probably of German origin, it bears no maker’s name, but there is a monogram 'N.U.' stamped into the inner surface of the wooden camera back

The buyers premium for all items exported out of E.C. (European Community) is 23%. For items marked with *, sold and/or shipped within the E.C. the premium is 23% plus 20% VAT on hammer price and premium. For all other items (without *) sold and/or shipped within the E.C. (European Community) the premium is 27,6% (including VAT).



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German Magazine Camera, c.1893, no. 64121

Estimate €1,000 - €1,200Nov 19, 2016