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Manufactured in Japon from Circa 1940 until after 1943.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 7953

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Echt Kraft

The Kraft is one of those camera using the 127 film format, very popular before the second world war.

This is a camera very similar to Letix or Retix by Asahi Kogaku Kogyo, the main difference being a metal case for Kraft while it is in Bakelite for Letix.
On this first version of Kraft we see that the top of the device is identical to that of Letix while it will be slightly reworked on the next version.

Kraft seems to have benefited from different optical groups / shutters
The following couples have been observed:

Seiko licht T, B, 1 / 25-1 / 100 self-timer // Kraft anastigmat 6 cm f3,5
Seiko licht T, B, 1 / 25-1 / 100 self-timer // Kraft anastigmat 5 cm f3,5
Kraft-Works B, 1-1 / 300 // Kraft anastigmat 5 cm f3.5 (case of the camera shown here)
AKK Olympic Fiskus T, B, 1 / 25-1 / 150 // Roico anastigmat 50 mm f4.5
AKK New Olympic T, B, 1 / 25-1 / 150 // Roico anastigmat 50 mm f4.5

All these groups are mounted on a telescopic shaft.