An early Perkeo in good condition for age....all appears to be working though have not used for picture taking. Has original leather case with it. The Camera leather covering is a bit worn here and there but as can be seen by the pics the overall condition is very good.
One of these in slightly better condition than this one sold on Ebay just recently for US$499.99 so this one is a real bargain for some lucky collector.Perkeo 3x4 is a medium format folding camera made by Voigtländer and produced between 1931-35 and with quantity around 10000 units.
The 3x4cm size is the half size of 127 film's 4x6.5cm. As it took 16 exposures to the full size and made the camera smaller, many manufactures made this size camera. The Perkeo means a pigmy.
The lenses are Heliar 4,5/3,5cm or Skopar 55mm F3.5 and shutters are Embezet or Compur. Focusing knob on ths body, focusing is possible while camera is open or closed; frame finder: round optical finder or square simple frame finder; self-timer; self erecting bellows; camera leg (optional); depth of field table on front.
The Perkeo brand name continued after WW2, as Perkeo I, Perkeo II and Perkeo E.
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