Robot II - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Robot II

Model of c. 1953

Berning & Co.

Dusseldorf

West Germany

Image of Robot II

Lens:
f3.5, 3 cm Schneider Xenagon, iris diaphragm to f16. Click stops. Serial no. 3494476 (c. 1953).

Shutter:
Rotary sector, speeds 1/2 - 1/500, B. Flash synchronisation.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
48, 24 x 24 mm exposures on 35 mm film held in special cassettes.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder adjustable for right-angle viewing.
Spring powered motor to advance film, sprocket film advance. Exposure counter to 55. Shutter lock.

Serial Number:
C116078 .

The model II appeared in 1939. This example is a later post-war model. The lens is fixed focus.

The spring powered motor can expose 12 frames in one winding, a double spring version was also available for the Model II. Accessories were available for remote release and unattended operation.

References & Notes:
Minit&Cine, 1938, p. 47. Minit&Cine, 1939, p. 132.

Further Information:
Lipinski, p. 135. Describes the Robot shutter.

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