Ernemann Tropical Klapp - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Ernemann Tropical Klapp

Heinrich Ernemann A.G.

Dresden

Germany

Image of Ernemann Tropical Klapp

Lens:
f4.5, 12 cm Ernon, iris diaphragm to f36.

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/20 - 1/1000, B. Speed varied by slit width and tension. Self-capping.

Construction:
Polished teak with orange leather bellows.

Format:
6.5 x 9 cm plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Helical to 7 feet.

Attributes:
Direct-vision view-finder (lens/post).

Movements:
Rise and cross front.

Serial Number:
1140299 .

Notes:
Retailer's address in case: A. Gask. 60 Conduit St. London.

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 3 double dark-slides (1 - 6). Case.

Ernemann produced a focal-plane strut camera in the early years of the 20th century. This is a later model with pleated bellows and the distinctive finder with flap covers. It was produced in leather covered and tropical forms. The tropical is actually a metal chassis with wooden panels screwed to it. The tropical was produced in 6.5 x 9 cm and 9 x 12 cm sizes. A 10 x 15 cm was available in leather finish. Lenses for the tropical model were f4.5 Tessar, f3.5 Ernon and f4.5 Ernostar. Production ceased at the time of the Zeiss-Ikon merger. The finish to the brass of the tropical models was a peculiar dull lacquer, as seen in the photograph.

References & Notes:
BJA 1905, p. 1539. BJA 1906, p. 1541. BJA 1907, p. 1540. BJA 1910, p. 1028. BJA 1924, p. 704. BJA 1925, p. 696.


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