The Bentzin company was founded by Curt Bentzin in 1889 in Gorlitz, Germany. As early as 1899 Curt Bentzin collaborated with Carl Zeiss with the help of Dr. Paul Rudolph. In 1902 Bentzin helped Carl Zeiss Jena to establish a camera manufacturing process (Palmos Camerabau). This close relationship with Zeiss established Bentzin as a premium, high quality camera company proudly using Zeiss optics. In 1928 Curt Bentzin handed over the company to his son Ludwig, his daughter Helene and her husband. Curt Bentzin died in 1932, but the company continued led by his children. In 1945 after the WWII, the Bentzin company was renamed to Gorlitz Kamerawerke VEB and in 1948 to Primar-Kamerawerk Gorlitz VEB. In 1951 it was merged with VEB Feinoptisches Werk, which was previously Meyer Gorlitz. Then the comapny was acquired by Kombinat VEB Pentacon Dresden in 1968. All of the original Bentzin cameras were discontinued in 1954.
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Quadratische Reise-Camera (Square Traveling Camera)
Quadratische Reise-Camera (Improved)
Quadratische Reise-Camera (Special)
Roll-Primar (Folding Roll film)
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