Plaubel GmbH 1902

Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany

Camera manufacturer founded 1902 in Frankfurt by Hugo Schrader; famous for its Makina series of press cameras, introduced around 1911 and withdrawn around 1960; also made the Makiflex range of large monorail view cameras; bought in 1975 by Kimio Dio; continues to manufacture large format and digital cameras.