Tropical Rio - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Tropical Rio

Orionwerk A.G.

Hannover

Germany

Image of Tropical Rio

Lens:
f4.5, 150 mm Zeiss Tessar, iris diaphragm to f36. Bayonet mount to lens. Serial no. 704911 (c. 1926).

Shutter:
Dial-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/200, B, T. Serial no. 971310.

Construction:
Teak body with brass binding and fittings, brown leather bellows and focusing hood.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 25", scale to 2 m. Double extension.

Attributes:
Frame finder, brilliant view-finder. Spirit level. Drop-bed.

Movements:
Rise and cross front. Tilting back via drop-bed.

Serial Number:
279/230/289 .

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 3 single metal slides, brass sheaths. In brown pouch. Instructions (German). Case.

Tropical Rio

Orionwerk A.G.

Hannover

Germany

Image of Tropical Rio

Lens:
f4.5, 150 mm Zeiss Tessar, iris diaphragm to f36. Bayonet mount to lens. Serial no. 701540 (c. 1926).

Shutter:
Dial-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/200, B, T.

Construction:
Teak body with brass binding and fittings, brown leather bellows and focusing hood.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 25", scale to 2 m. Double extension.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Spirit level. Drop-bed.

Movements:
Rise and cross front. Tilting back via drop-bed.

Serial Number:
231 180564 .

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 1 single metal slide, brass sheaths.

The Rio was a very well-made and finished tropical camera typical of German construction of the time.

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