Item 2005.006.04.52 - ICA Icarette Model A

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ICA Icarette Model A

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  • 1912 - 1925 (Manufacturing)

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; 7 x 13 x 2.5 cm (closed) ; 7 x 13 x 11 cm (open)

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Donated to Ryerson by Wilhelm E. Nassau.

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The ICA Icarette was manufactured in c. 1912-1925 in by the ICA A.G. camera company of Dresden, Germany. This item is a model A, also called an Icarette 0, V.P. Icarette, or Icarette 500/12, as indicated by the Helka Double Anastigmati lens (f6.8) and the Compur shutter consistent with this model. Model B was very similar with the inclusion of the use of plates as well as film.
The Icarette Model A uses 127 roll film. The frame size is 4×6 cm. Features include an extra large brilliant collapsible findermade with an indestructible metal mirror, an automatically locking infinity focus when the bellows are drawn out, and level-adjusted focus. The outside is covered with black leather.
The Icarette series continued after the incorporation of ICA into Zeiss Ikon in 1926.

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Body Number: H.16626 dates it before the incorporation of ICA into Zeiss Ikon which occurred at "L".

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