The Stereo Ideal Camera was manufactured by the Ica A.G. camera company of Dresden, Germany from approximately 1912 into the 1926. Similar in design to the Stereoette. Capable of producing 2 3/8 x 5 inch (6 x 13cm) images on plates or film packs. It was constructed entirely out of aluminum with black enamel finish, and the body of the camera covered in the finest grain leather. Fitted with a pair of Carl Zeiss Tessar f4.5 matched lenses with a focus length of 3 1/2 inches. The lenses were mounted in a Compur shutter with speeds from 1 to 1/150 of a second. The back is fitted with a hooded ground glass for accurate focusing. It features a rising and falling front operated by a screw adjustment, large brilliant finder and standard tripod socket. The camera measures 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches and weighs 44 ounces.
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