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Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand
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Manufactured in Allemagne from Circa 1914 until 1926.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Ica Maximar

This folding camera  is also found in Zeiss Ikon catalog , after the integration of Ica into the group formed by Zeiss Ikon.
It's a double-extension belows type. This is obvious when you see the retaining clips that are on the bellows. Their function is to maintain tight a portion of the bellows when the photographer does not use the double extension.
The Ica are easy to identify because the brand appears in several places on the camera. So here, the Compur shutter, made by Deckel, is stamped Ica and the speed adjustment wheel is engraved with the five branches star characteristic of the brand.
Like all Ica devices, this one is well manufactured, as evidenced by the presence of a spirit level close to the viewfinder.