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Girard Le Rêve Ideal 1907 favori envoyer Print
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Manufactured in France from 1907 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 11007

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Girard Le Rêve Ideal 1907

Traduction De Daniel C:


This model is very similar to this one. Nevertheless, it differs by the presence of two connection for pneumatic shutter triggering and by the availability of a spirit level. It is possibly the same camera if the item shown on this page is complete and the other not.

  • H. Roussel Symetrical-Anastigmat lens,
  • Shutter : Bausch & Lomb Opt. Co (marked Automat) : 1 / 2 / 5 / 25 / 50 / 100 / B / T,
  • Iris type diaphragm apertures :6,8 / 8 / 11 / 16 / 22 / 32 / 44,
  • Focus distances : 2 small ivory plates; single and double bellow extension on the bed On each plate, graduations, from 2/3 to 20 in red font for films and in black for plates,
  • Shutter release on the lens block,
  • Viewfinder: optical, reversible fitted with a spirit level,
  • Rise, fall and shift (To be noticed: the special system with cross, screw and knob),
  • Double extension bellow,
  • Removable back with its aluminum plate,
  • Body numbered 1299.

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.