FRANKA-WERK (Bayreuth, Germany)
Founded in 1910, called Franka-Kamera-Werke c1912. Until 1940 made mostly inexpensive cameras. A large part of the production
went into export. Normally the Franka cameras are not marked as such; they were mostly made for distributors with their own brand.
If the lens is a Frankar, it must be a Franka camera. Development of a 35mm "Franka" camera began during WWII, but production
started only c1946. The postwar Solida series of 6x6cm cameras was very successful, production ended only c1965. During the late
1950s production switched more and more to 35mm cameras. Most postwar Frankar lenses were made by Steiner, also of Bayreuth, and
the unnamed shutters were of in-house Franka manufacture. Franka cameras were sold in the USA by Montgomery Ward Co. Franka was
taken over by Wirgin/Edixa in 1961 and closed down in 1967.
Stock No 1223
c1953. Horizontal folding rollfilm camera for 6x6cm exposures. Franka Anastigmat 1:4.5 F=75mm lens.
Vario shutter. Black with chrome top.
~ Fair to good, all appears to work, bellows are not ridgid on top.
Asking Price $50.00
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