Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment


Ica AG

Name: Icarette
Manufacturer: Ica AG
Country of Origin: Germany
Production Period: 1912-1920 +


Plate / Film Size: 120 rollfilm (for pictures 6 x 6 cm)
Lens: Unknown
Shutter: Simple T & I shutter
Movements: None
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1920
Serial Number: None
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [x]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 96

<Photographs to be added>


The camera carries the 'Ica' name on the front of the folding bed, but has no other identification marks. It is believed to be an early Icarette as it also has a very simple T,I shutter and simple lens. It also has no viewfinder - just a wire frame that folds out, attached to the lens board with a sight that slides up from the back.

Note this model only has a single support for the lens board - later models had two. This example is not dissimilar to the camera shown in McKeown [1], but this has a far more complex shutter and shows a viewfinder.