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Zeiss Ikon Duchessa (5 U)
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Photos by - text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of -. Last update 2021-02-10 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Germany from 1926 to 1927.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 21206

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Coming from Contessa-Nettel, this Duchessa, a small camera, had a short career at Zeiss Ikon.
It is designed to be used with a plate or Film-packs. It is an atypical plate camera by the shape of its struts which brings it closer to the Klapps.
It is made of metal, morocco-covered. Focusing is done by a radial lever located at the base of one of the two vertical uprights supporting the lens and the shutter.
The brillant viewfinder is hidden behind the front metal plate, complex-shaped, housing the lens.

Its selling price was very high.

Initially, this camera was in the Contessa-Nettel product line which included a similar model, the Sonnet.

Zeiss Ikon Duchessa