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Agfa Billy Record 8,8 favori envoyer Print
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Manufactured in Allemagne from 1936 until 1942.
Index of rarity in France : Peu courant (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 1773

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Agfa Billy Record 8,8

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Similarly to some other variations in the range of the Billy Record cameras, this folding bears a model name ended by a number (8.8) which corresponds to the maximum aperture of the lens.
Among other Billy Records, this model is the one offering the slowest lens.
It shows a nicely nickel plated art deco design on each side of the camera body.
The camera shown on this page is fitted with an Jgestar lens ( to be pronounced Igestar) with a 100 mm focus length.
The distance setting system is simplified as it uses a small lever located on the side of the shutter and lens assembly. This lever allows for choosing between two ranges : 2 to 5 metres or 5 metres to infinite.
 On this item, the handle is missing.