Prona Box not listed

Julio
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Prona Box not listed

Postby Julio » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:23 am

I recently purchased this Prona Box model, as of the known Prona camera maker info, which is really scarce, it shuld be produced in the mid 20s. The exact name of this particular model is unknown, still looking for some info about it or another one like this, but there is no info anywhere I've searched. Still it will be usefull to be listed here.
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Re: Prona Box not listed

Postby diser » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:44 pm

Julio, what was the purchase price, if you don't mind?

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Re: Prona Box not listed

Postby diser » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:29 pm

As far as brand name, most likely Prona cameras are re-badged models from other manufacturers.
Folding Prona is definitely an early Franka Folding or early Balda. I have yet to find a box camera of yours, but it looks like a Balda Poka II from 1929.

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Re: Prona Box not listed

Postby Julio » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:58 pm

Hello Diser,

I got it for 30$.

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Re: Prona Box not listed

Postby Julio » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:21 am

Hi diser, definitely doesn't look like any of the known to me Balda and on second thought "Objectif" is in French, this questions the whole theory that Prona is a German camera maker. There is only one source on the web that lists Prona as a German brand, perhaps it is wrong.


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