The Ideal model B camera was manufactured by the Ica A.G. camera company of Dresden, Germany in from approximately 1912 to 1927. It was capable of taking 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch exposures on film packs or plates. The Ideal model B camera was constructed entirely of metal covered in fine grain leather or finished in black enamel or nickel. A double extension black leather bellows extends 11 1/2 inches via rack and pinion. 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 iconometer finder made with a metal mirror and accompanied with a spirit level, and three tripod sockets. This camera was sold with various lens however primarily sold with a Carl Zeiss Tessar f4.5, mounted in a Ica compound shutter with speeds from one to 1/200 of a second, including time, bulb. The camera measures 5 x 6 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches and weighs 46 ounces.
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