K W Box Reflex - Antique and Vintage Cameras

K W Box Reflex

1933

Kamera Werkstätten Guthe & Thorsch

Dresden

Germany

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Lens:
f4.5, 10.5 cm Laack Pololyt, iris diaphragm to f16. Serial no. 222626 .

Shutter:
3 speed 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, B, T. Spring powered and regulated.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
8, 6 x 9 cm exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
Front-cell to 3' 6".

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size ground glass screen.
The mirror forms a light tight compartment when focusing, on pressing the release the mirror rises exposing the film, attached to the back of the mirror is a bar which pulls up a metal plate and so closes the shutter. The mirror is raised by a spring when tripped, manually re-set.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter. Spirit level.

Serial Number:
8563 .

This is a very cheap but soundly made single-lens reflex. The shutter range is limited but is adequate for the snap shots for which it would have been used. Two red windows are present at the top and bottom of the back.

Several lenses were available having apertures of f4.5 or f6.3. Early cameras had clips at the front of the camera to attach it to the sides. A spirit level is present on some (? late) models.

References & Notes:
BP 365925/1932. BJA 1934, pp. 132, 279. BJA, 1935, p. 133. BJA, 1938, p. 124.

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