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KW (KameraWerkstatten)Praktiflex (1939-1946, chrome body, black leather)

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1939-1940. 35mm SLR camera. Several modifications during the production period. Black leather, chrome body. Small rewind knob. Strap lugs: no (v5), on the body (v6, v7), on the top housing (v8, v9).

KW (KameraWerkstatten): Praktiflex (1939-1946, chrome body, black leather) camera

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by Madd10 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:51 pm

A praktiflex 1st Generation 11th model - see was sold on Oct 20 2015 for 190 Euro (Catawiki excl 9% commission). The SN is 16120. The camera had a Delfinon Old Delft lens with SN 493539 F = 50mm 1:2,8. Condition of the camera B+
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by Madd10 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:54 am

PRAKTIFLEX Black Wild Boar Leather VERSION 9 (1939) sold on Ebay January 13 for 375$ (price added to the table) Ebay object: 231802345752

This is the description
"PRAKTIFLEX Version 9 (1939-40) KAMERA WERKSTATTEN Niedersedlitz (near Dresden) Germany. Serial N° 9363. Ultra Rare Pre WWII 35mm SLR . With Excellent Victor f:2.9 5cm. lens #586833 and Focal Plane Shutter with speeds from 1/20 sec. to 1/500 sec. and B. In Exceptional Original Condition Externally and Internally, Fully Working Condition. The Shutter works at all speeds and appears to be accurate. The four element "Tessar type" lens is clear no scratches,cleaning marks or fungus. I believe it will produce excellent images. Only a slight amount of internal dust as to be expected in a 70+ year old lens.The Beutiful Luxurious Black "Wild Boar" leather covering is complete and in Superb Condition. The Satin Chrome body has no dents or dings and only some inobtrusive" bright marks" here and there and two small areas of chrome loss on top of the lens mount and one small chrome loss around the "i" In Praktiflex. The Original Reflex Mirror has areas of oxydation and scratches but the reflected image is still very bright. Internally there are only light signs the camera has been used. There is still the Original Kamera Werkstatten Plaque in place and in perfect condition (photo 13) . The Viewfinder "Springs Open" correctly and the Folding Magnifier is perfect and the image on the Magnifying Ground Glass is bright and very sharp."
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