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  Trona Camera by Ica

The Trona camera was manufactured by the Ica A.G. camera company of Dresden, Germany from approximately 1911 to 1926. Several variations were made during its production run. This hand camera is also referred to in Ica catalogs as number 110, 210, and 212. Capable of taking pictures 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches on film packs or 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 screw adjustment. The double extension black leather bellows extended 10 3/4 inches and automatically locks into place. 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 Trona was fitted with ether a Hekla double anastigmat F6.8 or a Amatar double anastigmat lens F6.5 or F4.5 lens. The shutter was a either the Ica model XI auto shutter or the 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 $42.50 and with a Amatar lens it was priced at $66.00. It measured approximately 5 3/4 x 2 x 4 3/8 inches when closed, slightly varying by model version and weighed approximately 34 oz.

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