Unusual Vintage German C1930's Bakelite, Deco-design Folding Camera
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Unusual Vintage German C1930's Bakelite, Deco-design Folding Camera:
c1932 - NIKETTE - c1936
Lucht - Berlin, Germany
JPEGbay.com - free image hosting DESCRIPTIONEarly German made c1932 NIKETTE. A unusual 4" x 3" pocket sized black bakelite bodied folding camera with a bold period deco design lens board. The lens board is polished nickel with the name NIKETTE engraved on the face. Large nickel plated dial on top controls the focusing of the lens board. CONDITION This example of the 80+ year old 'NICKETTE is in very nice, collectable condition. ( See Images ) The bakelite body in good condition with a few exceptions. There is 1/32 x 2" lip of the body on the back that is missing where it slides onto the main body. There is also what I thought was a name that was scratched on the bottom of the camera that is nearly invisible to read. ( see image above ) It is located next to the sliding latch that locks the back onto the front half of the camera. Actual it is not a name but a up & down 'caret' symbol and the German word KINO or "film". It indicates that the sliding button on the bottom is pushed forward and backwards to release & lock the back of the body in order to access the film compartment. The shutter works properly but the sliding open/close lock that holds and releases the lens board does not work. Overall this is an excellent example of a very early and scarce pre-war German made camera. I would rate it a 8 for those that collect early bakelite or deco-design cameras. IMAGESNOTE: Please review all sale images as they are a equal part of the total condition description of this sale. Please ask if you have any concerns or questions about the items condition(s) not covered by the sale's images or text description. SHIPPINGYour purchase will ship the same or next day if payment is made through PayPal's Instant Payment method. Postage for this item is approximately $10.00 - 20.00 US dollars to any city/town in the US. Please contact me if you want an exact quote delivered to your location. Shipping price includes tracking. REFUNDSAll refunds will be in the amount of your original purchase price. Return SHIPPING COSTS are paid by the buyer. Uninsured items that become lost, stolen, or damaged are not covered. I will refund your money upon receiving this item back in the same, original condition as was shipped