35 mm & Other Cassettes - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Contaflex Interchangeable Magazine

Zeiss-Ikon

Stuttgart

West Germany

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For standard 35 mm cassettes, draw-slide to protect film, film reminder dial scaled 5 - 1300 ASA 6 - 33 DIN.

With:
Instructions. Box.

In most 35 mm cameras the film back was either fixed to the camera body or changeable for a different type of back, taking a longer film length for example. In a few cameras the back was interchangeable and could be exchanged mid-roll. In the case of the Contaflex back the operating sequence was quite complicated.

Code Names:
20.0302 - Interchangeable magazine.

Agfa Karat Cassette

1936

AGFA

Berlin

Germany

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Two cassettes with film.

Agfa Rapid Cassette

1964

AGFA

West Germany

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The Agfa Karat cassette, introduced in 1936, was also used in a few non-Agfa cameras. It used standard 35 mm film, for 12 exposures, held in separate feed and take-up cassettes, the film was advanced by the sprocket holes but was held loose in the cassettes rather than being wound onto a spool. The idea was re-introduced as the Agfa Rapid cassette (1964) with the addition of a key on the side of the cassette indicating the film speed, this could be 'read' by the camera to set the metering system.

Leica Cassette

1925

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

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Re-loadable cassette.

Code Names:
FILCA.

Contax Cassette

Zeiss-Ikon

Stuttgart

West Germany

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Two re-loadable cassettes. Late version having black paint with crackle finish to outer shell.

Code Names:
540/1.

Shirley-Wellard Universal Cassette

Type C

Shirley-Wellard Instrument Co. Ltd.

Croydon

England

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Re-loadable cassette.

With:
Instructions, box.

A very popular cassette that would fit most 35 mm cameras of the period. A film loader (similar to the model from Leitz) was available.

References & Notes:
BP 662407/1949. AP 1/7/1953, p. 39. BJA 1955, p. 187. BJA 1959, p. 191.

Robot T Cassette

1938

Berning & Co.

Dusseldorf

Germany

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Re-loadable cassette. Box.

The T cassette was introduced with the Robot model II and was later replaced by the TR cassette. It was a feed cassette to be used with an N take-up cassette.

Asahi Cassette

Asahi Optical Co.

Tokyo

Japan

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Two re-loadable cassettes in metal canisters.

70 mm Cassette

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Re-loadable cassette for 70 mm wide film.

Film and Plate holders

Dark-slides

Wet-plate

Double Dark-slides

Single Dark-slides

Studio & Process

Autochrome

Lippmann

Transfer Boxes

Hare

Lancaster

Changing Boxes

N&G

Adams

Reid's, Lizars

Soho

Gaumont, Heidoscop, T-P, Ica

Film Pack Adapters

Envelope Adapters

Mackenzie-Wishart

Houghton

Daylight Loading System

A-kla

Roll-Holders

Kodak

Graflex, Adams, T-P

Zeiss, Adams

Rollex, Plaubel

Kodachrome Adapter

35 mm & Other Cassettes

Polaroid

Magazine Plate Holder

Plate / Film Adapter

Repeating Back

Leica Single Film Holder