Kosmo-Clack - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Kosmo-Clack

Rietzschel

Munich

Germany

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Lens:
Two, f4.5, 65 mm Doppel Anastigmat Linear, iris diaphragm to f22. Combinable lens. Serial no. 114280 114281 .

Shutter:
Dial-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/250, B, T. Serial no. 745705.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
Two exposures on 45 x 107 mm plates held in a changing box or single metal slides.

Focusing:
Bellows, to 28 cm, scale to 0.5 metre with combined lens. Focus to 2 metre with front element, Infinity mark when using single component. Rack and pinion focusing.

Attributes:
Reflecting view-finder.
Two spirit levels. Removable lens panel. Two tripod sockets. Provision for changing box by removing slide holder.
Panoramic setting, septum automatically slides to side of camera when the lens panel is slid over.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
H106759 .

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 2 single metal slides. Case with key.

A very well-made and rugged stereo camera unusual in having bellows extension for use when the lenses were divided. The rear of the camera carries a frame into which the single metal slides and the focusing screen are fitted, this can be removed to attach the optional changing box. Early versions were probably fitted with a Compound shutter and eye-level direct-vision finder.

References & Notes:
Ganzini Cat. 1926-27, p. 65.

Illustrations:
MA, 433.

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