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Manufactured in Germany from 1911 until 1916.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Voigtlander Metall-Klappkamera
Voigtländer Metall-Klappkamera model 3

This camera is the fourth model of the Metall-Klappkamera from Voigtländer & Sohn AG, assigned in Prochnow's Voigtländer Report 3 (pg. 697) as the model PR3611. It was delivered between 1911 and 1916. The Metall-Klappkamera  was entirely made by Voigtländer while previous klapp models were built by Curt Bentzin. This specimen is the 13 x 18 cm version.
The camera opens automatically when unfolding the optical viewfinder, and has a frontal lock. The body, fully metal, is covered in black leather. The focal plane shutter delivers speeds in the range 1/20 to 1/1000 plus Z. The lens is a Voigtländer Kollinear II with 20 cm of focal length and maximum aperture of 5.4.

Voigtlander Metall-Klappkamera
Voigtländer Metall-Klappkamera model 3 - maker's plate