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Rare Vintage Art Deco Rolleicord Camera, c. 1933 - 1936

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Fresh out of an old Texas estate, this is a vintage Rolleicord "Art Deco" Camera, manufactured by Franke & Heidecke, produced between November, 1933 and March, 1936.

Condition as seen in the photos; I have not tried to clean it or test it. It comes directly to you *As Found*, with it's leather carrying case. The case itself has some obvious wear, but is still very functional.

Here are the details about this version of the Rolleicord from camerapedia.com:

Rolleicord I Model 1 (factory Model K3 - 510) was known colloquially as the 'Tapeten-Rolleicord' (wallpaper Rolleicord) in Germany.

The camera is nickel plated and decorated with a trompe-l'oeil grid on all sides bar the bottom. A depth of field table has been attached to the back. The camera was sold with depth-of-field tables in German, French (this unit) and English. In parallel with the decorated versions, a plain model was also produced, covered with standard black leatherette. Towards the end of the production run, a removable camera back was introduced,, whch then allowed for optional back replacements, such as a 35mm adapter (Rolleikin I) and a sheet film adapter.

Technical Details:

CAMERA DIMENSIONS:
Length (depth) : 94mm (104mm expanded)
Width (incl. handles) : 89mm
Height : 134mm (198mm opened)
Weight : 899g
Film Type: 120
Picture Dimensions: 6x6
Serial number: inside body

TAKING LENS:
Manufacturer : Zeiss Jena
Type : Triotar f=4.5 75mm
Aperture stops : 4.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 32
Focus Settings : 0.8, 0.9, 1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.3, 5, 10, INF
Shutter : Compur Shutter (rim set) T, B,1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 300
Filters : 28.5mm push on
Serial number: present

VIEWING LENS:
Manufacturer : Franke and Heidecke
Type : Heidoskop Anastigmat f=4
Aperture stops : none.
Shutter : none
Serial number : none.

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Rare Vintage Art Deco Rolleicord Camera, c. 1933 - 1936

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: Metal, Glass
  • Only ships within United States.
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