Cocarette - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Cocarette De Luxe

Contessa-Nettel

Stuttgart

Germany

Image of Cocarette De Luxe

Lens:
f4.5, 10.5 cm Zeiss Tessar, iris diaphragm. Serial no. 601132 (1924).

Shutter:
Dial-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/250, B, T.

Construction:
Brown leather covered body, nickel plated fittings, brown leather bellows.

Format:
6 x 9 cm exposures on roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Frame finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter. Spirit level.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
422880 .

The De Luxe was based on the Cocarette Model 1 and produced in four sizes:
6 x 9 cm, 6.5 x 11 cm, 8 x 10.5 cm, 8 x 14 cm. The model was dropped soon after the formation of Zeiss-Ikon.

Lenses available included:
f4.5 Sonnar, f4.5 Tessar, f6.3 Tessar (c. 1925). A Compur shutter was always fitted.

References & Notes:
BJA 1924, p. 698. BJA 1925, p. 684. BJA 1926, p. 666.

Cocarette

Model 207

1926

Contessa-Nettel

Stuttgart

Germany

Image of Cocarette

Lens:
f6.8, 9 cm Contessa-Nettel Trinastigmat, iris diaphragm to f36. Serial no. 451312 .

Shutter:
Ica, two-blade, speeds 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
2" x 3" exposures on Zeiss N6 roll-film (size 129).

Focusing:
Bellows to 1 metre.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Frame finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.

Serial Number:
647770 .

Cocarette

c. 1930

Zeiss-Ikon A. G.

Dresden

Germany

Lens:
f6.3, 12.5 cm Novar-Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 1078615 (1930).

Shutter:
Derval, two-blade pivoted return, speeds 1/25 - 1/100, B, T. Delayed action setting.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
2 ½" x 4 ¼" exposures on roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 6 feet.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.
Tripod fixing.

Serial Number:
R3934 (1930) .

The Cocarette was produced by Contessa-Nettel prior to the Zeiss merger. Under Zeiss the model was aimed at the cheaper end of the folding roll-film market. It was produced in several sizes with a large range of lenses and fittings. The 2" x 3" size Cocarette was introduced around the time of the Zeiss merger.

Code Names:
514/15.

References & Notes:
BJA 1925, p. 684. BJA 1926, p. 666. BJA 1928, p. 677. BJA 1929, p. 677. BJA 1930, p. 657.

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