Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment



Name: Picollette
Manufacturer: Contessa-Nettel
Country of Origin: Germany
Construction: Leather over metal body. Vertical format. Black leather bellows.
Production Period: 1919-1926


Plate / Film Size: 127 rollfilm
Lens: Meniscus f11
Shutter: Acro
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Date of this Example:  
Serial Number: Serial 275191 stamped onto inside face, visible once film carrier removed
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [x]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 436


The Piccolette is a folding vest pocket camera made by Contessa-Nettel, but whose production was continued after the Zeiss Ikon merger. It formed a key competitor to the Vest Pocket Kodak and Houghton Ensignette.

This model is badged as Contessa-Nettel on the camera face and the case. In reasonable condition but with signs of wear, most notably on the aperture scale that is almost unreadable. The only other problem is that the disc on the rear that also houses the rear sight will not rotate to the vertical position as it must for the rear sight to align with the front frame finder.

Supplied complete with original black leather case in good condition, marked with the camera name on the flap.

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