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jon koss
01-01-2007, 12:26 AM
I thought everyone might enjoy this. It even has the original case! This thing makes the styling of a Kodak Bantam look tame by comparison! In person, it is a deliciously streamlined bubble. Enjoy.

jstraw
01-01-2007, 09:07 AM
That's beautiful That makes me want to collect.

Roger Hicks
01-01-2007, 09:10 AM
I thought everyone might enjoy this. It even has the original case! This thing makes the styling of a Kodak Bantam look tame by comparison! In person, it is a deliciously streamlined bubble. Enjoy.


Dear Jon,

Wonderful! Sometimes I wonder about collecting only kitsch cameras.

Thanks,

R.

jon koss
01-01-2007, 05:15 PM
Found this in McKeown's.

Indra-Lux. 1949. Streamlined black plastic camera for 4x4 on 127 film. Fixed focus f/7.7 60mm lens from Wetzlar. "Export" model has coated lens. Z & M shutter. Direct eye-level finder has tinted plastic front to simulate result on B & W film. Very rare. The fragile camera was advertised as 'unzerbrechlich' (unbreakable) and came with a one-year insurance against theft and breakage. No wonder Indra-Camera was in business only a few months. First advertising appeared about December 1949. Until our seventh edition no major reference book even had a photograph of this camera, but only the line drawings used in early advertising.

I wonder what it would fetch at Christie's? Would it be treated as a toy or a collectible camera?

J


Dear Jon,

Wonderful! Sometimes I wonder about collecting only kitsch cameras.

Thanks,

R.

Ed Matthew
01-03-2007, 08:14 PM
Found this in McKeown's.

Indra-Lux. 1949. Streamlined black plastic camera for 4x4 on 127 film. Fixed focus f/7.7 60mm lens from Wetzlar. "Export" model has coated lens. Z & M shutter. Direct eye-level finder has tinted plastic front to simulate result on B & W film. Very rare. The fragile camera was advertised as 'unzerbrechlich' (unbreakable) and came with a one-year insurance against theft and breakage. No wonder Indra-Camera was in business only a few months. First advertising appeared about December 1949. Until our seventh edition no major reference book even had a photograph of this camera, but only the line drawings used in early advertising.

I wonder what it would fetch at Christie's? Would it be treated as a toy or a collectible camera?

J


McKeown's Guide, 2005-2006 vlaues the Indra-Lux at $150-200. Quoted from text: "1949. Streamlined black plastic camera for 4x4cm on 127 film. Fixed focus f7.7.60mm lens from Wretzlar. Export model has coated lens. Z&M shutter. Direct eyelevel finder has tinted plastic front to simulate result on B&W film. Very Rare. The fragile camera was advertised as 'unzerbrechlich' (unbreakable) and came with a one year insurance against theft and breakage. No wonder Indra-Camera was in business only a few months. First advertising appeared about December 1949."

Regards,
Ed

jstraw
01-03-2007, 08:51 PM
Regards.