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Manufactured in Germany from 1932 until 1933.
Index of rarity in France : Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 7682

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Voigtlander  Bessa

This Bessa model is the only one to have an automatic chain-based opening system. However, this system cannot perform focusing contrary to the later Inos II and Prominent 6x9. This camera uses 120 films allowing 6x9 or 4,5x6 frames thanks to a reducing mask.
Two lens/shutter combinations were proposed : Skopar/Compur, or Heliar/Embezet.

Voigtlander  Bessa