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Manufactured in Germany from Circa 1910 until Circa 1925.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 2928

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By knowing its size (a little more than 20 cm on side) and its weight (a little more than 2 kg), one can be surprised that the format is only 10 x 15 cm.

Yes but, it is a square view camera, the back holding the plates holder is removed to be put in position portrait or landscape without needing to turn the camera itself of 90°.

Its serial number, Axxx, indicates that the camera was manufactured among the first at ICA, and the many nickeled parts of the plate holding the focusing rail make more think of a Hüttig camera, this last brand having been take over by ICA in 1909.

The shutter/lens block is fixed by a bayonet system identical to that of the Ideal models of the Ica brand; and just like those, as well as the traditional front off-centring, a rear vertical rocker make it a beautiful manufacturing camera. But the back, is to it with slide, contrary to that, with rocking, of the Ideal.

One will notice finally at last the system with lever and cogwheel for the vertical off-centring, which one finds on the Trix with the same format 10 x 15.