Baby Box - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Baby Box

1930

Early model

Zeiss-Ikon A. G.

Dresden

Germany

Image of Baby Box

Lens:
f11, 5 cm Frontar lens. Fixed aperture.

Shutter:
T & I settings.

Construction:
Metal body, leatherette covered.

Format:
16, 3 x 4 cm exposures on A8 (127) roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Frame finder. Film advance indicated by two red windows. Cable release socket. Tripod socket.

Identification:
Early version with plane front.

Later model

Lens:
f11, 5 cm Frontar lens. Fixed aperture.

Shutter:
T & I settings.

Construction:
Metal body, leatherette covered.

Format:
16, 3 x 4 cm exposures on A8 (127) roll-film.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Frame finder. Film advance indicated by two red windows. Cable release socket. Tripod socket.

Identification:
Later version with hexagonal panel surrounding lens.

Focusing model

Lens:
f6.3, 5 cm Novar lens. Iris diaphragm to f11.

Shutter:
T & I settings.

Construction:
Metal body, leatherette covered.

Format:
16, 3 x 4 cm exposures on A8 (127) roll-film.

Focusing:
To 1 m.

Attributes:
Frame finder. Film advance indicated by two red windows. Cable release socket. Tripod socket.

With:
Case.

The Baby Box was one of the first 16 on 127 cameras. Two models were produced:

  • Fixed focus fitted with an f11 Frontar lens. Code 54/18.
  • Focusing, fitted with an f6.3 Novar. Code 54/18E

References & Notes:
BJA 1931, p. 572. BJA 1933, p. 541. AP 24/12/1930, p. viii. AP 31/12/1930, p. s2. ZI Cat. 1933, p. 1.

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