maybe it's a wirgin. they bought their shutters from deckel (license compur) and optics from schneider. wirgin became balda later which also bought optics from schneider for the "good" models. just a guess.
From analysing from lens number
300,000 February 1929
400,000 April 1931
Schneider started the 300 000 series February 1929 , your lens may manufactured in following 3 months.
I will keep searching.
It looks like Nagel.
The era camera manufacturers are herebelow.
Adox Dr.Schleußner Neu-Isenburg
Agfa Camerawerk, München
Allgäuer Kamerawerkstätten Gomag, Pfronten
Altissa - Eho, Dresden
Apparate- und Kamerabau (Aka), Friedrichshafen
Balda, Dresden, Bünde
Curt Bentzin, Görlitz
Richard Bentzin, Görlitz
Bial & Freund, Breslau & Wien
Bilora (Kürbi & Niggeloh), Radevormwald
Camera Gesellschaft, Stuttgart
Contessa Werke, Stuttgart
Dacora Dangelmeyer, Reutlingen,Nürnberg
Futura Werk, Freiburg
Kamerawerkstätten Guthe und Thorsch, Dresden
King, Bad Liebenzell
Kürbi & Niggeloh - Bilora, Radevormwald
Lippische Kamerafabrik, Barntrup
Münster Kamerabau, Ulm
Nagel Werke, Stuttgart
Orion Werke, Hannover
Photavit - Bolta, Nürnberg
Ruberg & Renner, Hagen
Voigtländer, Wien & Braunschweig
Westfälische Kamera- und Apparatebau, Heessen
Carl Zeiss, Jena
Zeiss Ikon, Dresden & Stuttgart
It's not like the Nagel cameras the struts etc are different. In addition the Nagel cameras were 116 nor 616.
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Compare the images it's not like the Nagel Librette at all (except very basic shape) it's a different format anyway. From the outset Nagel and then Kodak always marked their brand names on the cameras and the Compur shutter plates are marked Nagel then Kodak as well.
Wow, what a wide range of German manufacturers during that period. I wonder if Germany was the largest makers of cameras during the pre-wwII period. And, if it made the greatest number of units. They had the best glass back then and supplied lenses around the world to the likes of Kodak that I think was the largest US makers of cameras. I wonder who the top 20 US manufactureres were.
Germany was definitely the largest camera manufacturing country and there's one or two companies not on that list. During the mid 1920's until the mid 1930's there were a number of short lived companies as trade was very tough, it forced a number of large companies to amalgamate as Zeiss Ikon.
Many of Kodak's better cameras of the 1930's were made in Germany at the Nagel factory which came under Kodak Ltd (UK) rather than Eastman Kodak (US) as did the coating plants on the Continent including in Hungary (which became Forte).
Even top US manufacturers like Agfa Ansco were under German control It needs to be remembered that much of the movement to smaller formats began in Europe and Germany led the way, the US lagged behind.
Last edited by Ian Grant; 04-08-2012 at 01:42 PM. Click to view previous post history.
It sure looks like a sweet shooter to me...
Thank you all!
But I take a mistake about format.
Correct - 6.5x11cm
And now I think it to closer to
Zeiss Ikon, Super Ikonta (D) 530/15