Tropical Manufok Tenax - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Tropical Manufok Tenax

C.P. Goerz

Berlin

Germany

Image of Tropical Manufok Tenax

Lens:
f4.5, 15 cm Dogmar, iris diaphragm to f36. Serial no. 585549 (c. 1924).

Shutter:
Dial-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/150, B, T. Serial no. 867866.

Construction:
Polished teak body, lacquered brass fittings, red Russia leather bellows. Red diced leather finish to slides and focusing hood.

Format:
9 x 12 cm plates held in single metal slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to 24", scale to 1 m. Infinity mark for rear component of lens and different position of front standard. Double extension.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Spirit level.

Movements:
Rise and cross front.

Serial Number:
298753 .

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 3 single metal slides. Non-original case.

The first Manufok was made in c. 1914, the improved version of 1923 differed mainly in the area of the front standard. The Manufok was not listed for long after the Zeiss merger. In the 1920s the camera was available with either an f4.5, f6.3 or f6.8 Dogmar lens. The tropical version was available in 9 x 12 cm and 6.5 x 9 cm sizes.

References & Notes:
BP 27772/1913. BJA 1912, p. 342. BJA 1924, p. 735. BJA 1925, pp. 339, 712. BJA 1926, p. 738.

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