The Ideal model C camera was manufactured by the Ica A.G. camera company of Dresden, Germany in from approximately 1912 to 1927. It was capable of taking 5 x 7 inch exposures on film packs or plates. The Ideal model C camera body was constructed of kiln dried mahogany, ebonized and covered in fine grain leather with a black leather bellows. The front bed is reinforced and the front standard is designed in a a rigid u shaped both made of aluminum. Features include rising and falling front operated by screw adjustments. A double extension track actuated by rack and pinion. An extra large reversible brilliant finder made with a metal mirror and accompanied with a spirit level, and three tripod sockets. This camera was sold with several lens options including a Helka Anastigmat f6.8, a Carl Zeiss Amatar f6.8, Tessar f4.5 or Protar f6.3. The lens were mounted in a Ica compound shutter with speeds from one to 1/250 of a second, including time, bulb. Originally priced at $74.50 for the Hekla lens and $101.00 for the Zeiss. The camera measures 9 x 2 7/8 x 7 inches and weighs 5 pounds.
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