Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Ihagee Parvola

Ihagee Parvola Helical-Telescoping. The Camera was manufactured by Ihagee Camera Werks of the Steenbergen & Company of Dreseden Germany. Camera uses 127 roll film. The camera is covered with original black leatherette, which is all. The Nickel metal edges are in excellent condition and the chrome bezel around the shutter is shinny. The Camera shutter a Pronto provides for several speed T, B, 1/25, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 and seems to be working fine, also the self timer goes. The lens is a Jhagee Anastigmatf4,5 70mm serial 42263 clear and clean with no fungus inside. Camera was manufactured in 1931. Initially called Klein-Ultrix but the name was immediately changed to Parvola. At the end of 1932 the name was changed again to Kleinbild-Ultrix, but publicity and catalogs are not consistent in the use of different names. For use by collectors the designation Parvola prevails, probably to avoid confusion with other Ultrix models. This camera was sometimes known as "Secret Service".

Sold for US$ 77,87

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