Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

Volta (Model 146)

Ica AG

Name: Volta
Manufacturer: Ica AG
Country of Origin: Germany
Construction: Standard format folding-bed plate camera; leatherette covered wooden body with metal baseboard.
Production Period:  


Model / Variant: Model 146
Plate / Film Size: 9 x 12cm plates
Lens: Ica Doppel Anastigmat f6.8 135mm
Shutter: 25 - 100, T, B
Movements: Rising & cross front
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1914
Serial Number: Removal of screen reveals serial 49983 stamped into wooden surround just below velvet light seal.
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Inventory Number: 95

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Conventional plate camera with wooden frame and metal baseboard. The name is marked on the carrying handle. Ica inscription on the back of the screen cover; round Ica Dresden badge fixed to inside of the casing.

Interesting focus scale where arc shaped slider locks lens standard. Date taken from data given in McKeown [1].

Camera came complete with shutter release cable.

Rise & fall and cross movement.