Has anyone seen this camera before - small plate bellows

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C41
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Has anyone seen this camera before - small plate bellows

Postby C41 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:03 pm

Hi folks,

Is anyone familiar with this camera, there are no markings.

It is small about 3x5 inch and takes plates/dark slides.

The bellows have no struts and there is a glass lens mounted behind the shutter.

Any help appreciated!
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Daniel C
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Re: Has anyone seen this camera before - small plate bellows

Postby Daniel C » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:37 am

This camera is probably French.
The model name may be a variation of " Le Gousset " or " Le Touriste" (very similar) released circa 1910/ 1920 by J.V. Paris / De Vries
The struts are metal and located Inside the bellows.
(Referenced in the book "Les appareils photographiques Français" (J.P.Francesh, M. Bovis, J Boucher)

to be seen :http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard_eng.php?id_appareil=10781
and
http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/J.V.-Paris/Le-Gousset.html

Daniel

C41
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Re: Has anyone seen this camera before - small plate bellows

Postby C41 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:15 pm

Hello there, thanks very much for the reply!

(I appreciate you're time for a detailed and knowledgable reply as I use the website regularly yet never the forum, furthermore there is a bit of spurious price / info requests I see).

The lead as the camera being French was very helpful and in a circuitous manner helped me find out the exact details.

The camera turns out to be a Ernemann Lilliput

http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Ernemann/Liliput.html

I am not great with folding & bellows cameras and as such I'm trying to clear some of my collection, I also have a Lizars I will post later to see if anyone can shed light on.

Daniel C
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Re: Has anyone seen this camera before - small plate bellows

Postby Daniel C » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:54 am

Hello,
You are right. It is an Ernemann Lilliput.
Very nice find

Daniel


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