Perkeo - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Perkeo

c. 1931

Voigtländer & Sohn

Braunschweig

Germany

Image of Perkeo

Lens:
f3.5, 5.5 cm Skopar, iris diaphragm to f25. Serial no. 814752 .

Shutter:
Rim-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/300, B, T. Serial no. 2540809.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body, leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 0.9 metre.

Attributes:
Optical eye-level finder.
Film advance indicated by two red windows, not coupled to shutter.
Self-erecting front. Depth-of-field scale.

Serial Number:
E75657 .

The Perkeo was a well-made but slightly old-fashioned looking camera in the same style as the Prominent. Early models had a folding frame finder. As well as the f3.5 Skopar lens the Perkeo was available with an f3.5 Heliar and an f4.5 Skopar in an Embezet shutter.

References & Notes:
BJA 1933, pp. 273, 588.

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