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Mackenstein Francia
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Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Eric Borel. From the collection of XN. Last update 2015-12-10 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in France from (Before) 1910 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 3106

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This stereo-panoramic Klapp camera is well described in the catalog "Au Printemps" dated 1910 (page 7). (The other stereoscopic jumelles Francia in catalogs have a rigid body).
With his 12 plates 45 x 107mm magazine, It allowed to take 12 panoramic views, 12 stereoscopic views or 24 single views using an "very ingenious device" .

You can also see the characteristic pointer of the shutter (P and I, time and instant) and the knob "Lent Rapide" (Slow Fast) to allow for two different speeds for the snapshot.

Mackenstein Francia