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A vintage, folding camera, a French Pontiac from 1941, a beautiful collectible camera that can also still be used.

The Pontiac bloc metal 41 was made by the French company Pontiac MFAP (“Manufacture Française d’Appareils Photographiques” that means “French camera maker”) who existed from 1938 to 1954 and was based in Paris.
The Bloc Métal 41 is a 6x9 folding camera using 120 film which is still available and because the camera is in working condition, it would be lovely to see what kind of photos it produces.

Even though the camera is in working order, I have not tested it myself, it might have some lightleaks but whether one likes lightleaks or not, is of course very personal.
As the fourth photo shows, the camera has a handmade take up spool in it. It is possible to buy 120 spools on the internet, also here on Etsy I have seen them coming by every now and then.

The folding camera is in vintage condition, it could of course do with a good dusting and the third photo shows that some of the black paint of the body has come off.
Besides the fact the camera can be used, it would be a lovely camera to clean and add to a collection.

It comes in a leather camera bag although I don't know if it is the original bag, it doesn't have any marque or branding.

I will wrap the camera carefully in bubble sheet and will ship it safely to you in a carton box.

If you have any questions, feel free to write me, I will gladly reply.

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*** I try to calculate the shipping costs as well as possible but by purchasing two or more items, they might become higher than the real costs. I always refund the amount payed too much when it passes 1 USD **

Vintage Pontiac camera, A French folding camera


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: metal, fabric, glass
  • Ships worldwide from France
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