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Ernemann Miniature Klapp
France Version française
Photos by XN text by Eric Borel. From the collection of XN. Last update 2014-01-22 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Germany from (Before) 1922 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 20220

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Chronology of cameras Ernemann 

The Miniature Klapp by Ernemann is a beautiful klapp camera, well built. It is a model of the plate shutter  type (ie focal plane shutter). It is very well finished, a flap helps to protect it when not in use. There were two versions of this klapp by Ernemann:
The version on this page is visible in the catalogs dated 1922. From 1923 on another version, the buttons are round. The unit itself seems to grow then, since according to the catalogs it goes from 3.5 x 7 x 9 cm and 400 g to 4 x 7 x 10 cm and 680 g.
This Klapp appear again in 1926 in the Zeiss Ikon catalog and then until the late 20's : Zeiss Ikon Miniature Klapp

This device is often considered as the base or the precursor of the mythical device Ermanox, appeared in 1926.

Ernemann Miniature Klapp