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The Cupido camera was manufactured by the Ica A.G. camera company of Dresden, Germany from approximately 1910 to 1920. A compact self-erecting camera for 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch film pack or 6 1/2 x 9 cm plates. Constructed with an aluminum body covered in fine grain black leather and black leather bellows. It features a rising and falling front, operated by a screw adjustment, with a level focusing mechanism. An extra large and reversible brilliant view finder is made with an indestructible metal mirror and has an accompaning spirit level. It was fitted with ether a Hekla astigmatic F6.8 or a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens F4.5 lens. The shutter was a compound type capable of speed from one to 1/250 of a second, including time, bulb. Fitted with the Hekla lens the camera was priced at $45.00 and with a Carl Zeiss lens it was priced at $69.00. It measured 5 1/8 x 1 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches when closed and weighs 25 oz.

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