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Manufactured in France from 1940 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Courant (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Demaria-Lapierre Dehel

Dehel for DL ​​as Demaria Lapierre.

The Dehel are either 6 x 9 or 4.5 x 6 format. Within each of the two formats , the variations are numerous. Some , called Primar had a rectangular lens carrier and seemed very basic .
The Dehel , in their majority, have the "Autocal" .

How to use the Autocal:

The shutter shows at the top the indications T-B -150-100-50-25 . When the mobile index is set on T, pressing the shutter opens the shutter, you must press a second time to close it. When the index is set on B , pressing the shutter opens the shutters, the shutter close only when the pressure ceases. The index set to 150 , 100, 50 or 25 one pressure on the trigger causes the opening and closing giving the selected exposure time 1/ 150, 1/100 , 1/50 or 1/25 of a second.
The movement of the mobile index brings up a number in the 4 windows , this figure tells you which diaphragm aperture is to be chosen according to the weather.
Thus, in the here above figure , the speeds index is in the position 1/25 ° , this brings up in the windows :
Bright = 11 , 8 = clear , gray = 6.3 , dark = not.
So you place the diaphragms index  at 11 when sky is bright, 8 if clear, 6.3 if grey, When its dark, select a lower speed

Remark. You will get 1/10 of a second by placing the speed index on B , pressing the shutter button once and releasing it very quickly.
You will get 1/5 ° second , placing the speed index on T, pressing the shutter button twice quickly .