C P Goerz Minicord camera

Made:
1953-1958 in Berlin
maker:
Goerz (Austria)
The Goerz Minicord camera

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The Goerz Minicord camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Subminiature camera for 16mm film in recordable cassettes. Twin-lens refelx focusing. Heligor F2.5cm f2 lens, No 4002. In leather case.

Minicord camera for 16mm film in recordable cassettes, made by C P Goerz GmbH of Vienna in the 1950s.

Twin-lens refelx focusing. Heligor F2.5cm f2 lens, No 4002. In leather case.

The Minicord was a high quality subminiature camera. The camera was slightly larger than other subminiature cameras, ensuring that images taken retained their quality even when enlarged. In 1957 the price was $139.50. The camera took 40 exposures on double perforated 16mm movie film in special cassettes.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/4803
Materials:
glass, leather, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (camera): 75 mm x 110 mm x 30 mm,
overall (case): 40 mm x 110 mm x 90 mm,
type:
subminiature camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford