The Niklas camera was manufactured by the Ica A.G. camera company of Dresden, Germany in circa 1920. This pocket camera is also referred to in Ica catalogs as number 109. Capable of taking pictures 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches on film packs or 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches on glass plates. It was constructed of aluminum and covered in fine black grain leather. Features included a rising and falling front operated by a lever. The black leather bellows extends 4 7/8 inches and automatically locks into place set at infinity focus. It is equipped with an extra large brilliant finder that is collapsible, reversible and designed with the Ica indestructible metal mirror. A spirit level and two tripod sockets are also included. The Niklas was fitted with ether a Hekla astigmatic F6.8 or a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens F6.5 or 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 $35.00 and with a Carl Zeiss lens it was priced at $57.00 and 60 respectively. It measured 5 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 3 3/2 inches when closed and weighs 24 oz.
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