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Wirgin Gewirette
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Photos by JPP text by JPP. From the collection of JPP. Last update 2018-12-19 par Michel Rochevalier.

Manufactured or assembled in Germany from 1932 to (Circa) 1937.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 7465

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Chronology of cameras Wirgin 

The Wirgin Gewirette is a small camera for 16 frames of 3 x 4 cm format on film 127, which was produced between 1932 and c.1937. This particular model is a late camera from 1937, identifiable by the nickel body. This model was sold rebranded as Adoxette in 1938, when the Wirgin factory was taken over by Adox.
It has a collapsible lens, and an eye level optical off-center viewfinder. Film loads from the top, which is unlatched by turning the right-sided top knob. There is an accessory shoe at the top. The film advance is controlled by two uncovered red windows on the back.
The Gewirette was produced in a variety of combination of shutters and lenses. This specimen has a Compur shutter up to 1/300, and the lens is a Schneider-Kreuznach Radionar with 5 cm of focal length and maximum aperture of 2.9.

Wirgin Gewirette
Wirgin Gewirette (modèle 1937)

Wirgin Gewirette (modèle 1937)