Gewirette - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Gewirette

c. 1932

Wirgin

Wiesbaden

West Germany

Image of Gewirette

Lens:
f2.9, 5 cm Schneider Radionar, iris diaphragm to f16.

Shutter:
Rim-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/300, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
16, 4 x 3 cm exposures on 127 roll-film.

Focusing:
Front-cell to 3.5 metre.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Film advance indicated by two red windows.

Serial Number:
299002D , written inside body.

With:
Pouch.

The Gewirette was produced in several different versions and was also sold as the Reporter. It is a simple miniature roll-film camera similar to the Nagel Ranca. A knob on the top of the camera above the feed spool turns to free the top-plate which is removed to load the film.

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