Zeiss Ikon Foldable Plate Camera

Made:
1929 in Germany

ICA 'Ideal' 250/7 drop-front bellows plate camera, made by Zeiss Ikon, 1929. Folding, all metal and leather camera with rise and cross front double extension. Mirror and frame view finders. Single metal dark slides. Lens panels to take various lenses with special Zeiss fitting. No lens. This camera shows the beginning of design in aluminum with made for smaller dimensions and greater mechanical accuracy together with facilities for interchangeable lenses. This type of camera was very popular with advanced amateurs.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
Y1966.28.17
Materials:
cardboard, glass, leather, metal (unknown)
type:
camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
credit:
Gift of J.T. Chapman Limited

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