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  Roll Film Camera by Voigtlander

Voigtlander's Roll Film camera was introduced in 1927 and continued to approximately 1932. This camera series was made in multiple sizes and has two distinct styles that are easily recognizable. The sizes included 3 x 2 inch (5x8cm), 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch (6x9cm), 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inch (6.5x11cm), and 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch (8x14cm). These folding cameras were constructed of a metal body covered in black leather, a black leather bellows and nickel plated or black enameled metal parts. The most visible difference between the two styles is the exposure of the nickel metal frame as depicted in the upper right corner illustration and that early models have a square foot. The other style had the exposed metal finished in black enamel. Advertisements featured a stronger winding key, brilliant reversible finder, direct view wire finder with a sighter at the back for focusing, and various lens. Lens options included A Voigtar f6.3 with either a Embezet or Ibsor shutter, or a Skopar f4.5 lens with a Compur shutter, or a Heliar F4.5 with a Compur shutter. Prices ranged from $16.5 to 42.50.

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