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Girard Le Rêve Ideal 1908 favori envoyer Print
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Manufactured in France from 1908 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 11005

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Girard Le Rêve Ideal 1908

Traduction de Daniel C:


A bit of innovation for this model fitted with a more modern shutter. It is a German shutter Ibsos offering 1 / 2 / 5 / 25 / 50 / 100 / C (blocking of the shutter) / B (bulb exposure)/ T ( long exposure) made by Alfred Gauthier in Calmbach, since 1908.

  • No name lens Symetrical-Anastigmat ,
  • Apertures: iris type diaphragm : 6,8 / 8 / 11 / 16 / 22 / 32 / 44,
  • Distances : 2 small ivory plates , double and single extension on the bed with on each plate, graduations from 2 à 20 in red font for rollfilms and black for the plates,
  • Shutter in the lens block (with blocking capability),
  • Viewfinder : optical, reversible with spirit level,
  • Rise, fall and shift motion (to be noticed : the cross pattern system) with nut and screw,
  • Bellow double extension,
  • Rollfilm back with aluminium plate

Camera numbered 169.

The group « Les Iconomécanophiles du Limousin » did issue a very well documented leaflet dedicated to the cameras “Le Rêve” in which you may find every available information on these cameras.