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Cadot Dodécagraphe
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Photos by Musée du Pays de Retz text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Musée du Pays de Retz. Last update 2017-07-12 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in France from (Before) 1892 to 0.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 12714

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Traduction de Manuel M

The Dodécagraphe is a detective for 12 plates (Dodeca = 12 in Greek). Its characteristic is to have in frontage a pull knob (long) having a double function; that to cock the shutter and that to make pass the plate which has just been impressed from the magazine located at the back of the camera to a receptacle which is under the camera.

On the front, there is only one window of viewfinding, common to the two viewfinders. Into symmetrical, the exposure counter is found. Its position is unusual.

Beside the button of shutter release, there are two cursors with needle. That of left hand makes it possible to choose between pose and instantaneous, that of right-hand makes it possible to choose between F (closed) and O (open). The F must block the camera.
Publicity comprises an error of typography. He is written DUodécagraphe instead of Dodécagraphe.

- Picture 1 - The pull knob makes it possible to cock the shutter and to fall down the plate which has just been impressed

- Picture 2 - The plate is received in a compartment

- Picture 3 - There are a spirit level and a viewfinder on two of the faces of the camera.

- Picture 4 - The 12 virgin plates are maintained in place in their compartment by a powerful spring.

Cadot Dodécagraphe
La tirette permet d'armer l'obturateur et de faire descendre la plaque qui vient d'être impressionnée

Cadot Dodécagraphe
La plaque est reçue dans un compartiment
Cadot Dodécagraphe
Il y a un niveau à bulle et un viseur sur deux des faces de l'appareil.
Cadot Dodécagraphe
Les 12 plaques vierges sont maintenues en place dans leur compartiment par un ressort puissant.
Cadot Dodécagraphe

Cadot Dodécagraphe