Rolleicord I - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Rolleicord I

1934

Franke & Heidecke

Braunschweig

Germany

Image of Rolleicord I

Lens:
f3.8, 7.5 cm Triotar. Iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 1627210 (c. 1935).

Shutter:
Rim-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/300, B, T. Serial no. 3040181.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
12, 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
To 0.8 m.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through second lens. Full-size ground glass focusing screen without condenser. Cross hairs on focusing screen. Parallax adjustment. Magnifier in hood. Frame finder.
Film advance indicated by counter after initially setting to 1 in red window, not coupled to shutter.
Exposure counter operated by film movement. Removable back. Depth-of-field scale. Exposure guide table on back of camera.

Serial Number:
64121 .

With:
Lens caps. Cable release by AGC. Lens hood, push-on fit without catches, in case. Case.

The Rolleicord I is essentially the same as an Original model but with leather covering and a faster, f3.8, lens. It was introduced a year after the Original and was available in Britain from January 1935. The price was 14.0.0.

References & Notes:
BJA 1935, pp. 277, 597. BJA 1936, pp. 309, 596. Pearlman, Rollei Manual, 3rd ed. pp. 21, 33.

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