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  Avus Folding Camera

The Avus Folding Camera was manufactured by the Voigtlander & Sohn AG company, in Braunschweig from approximately 1914 to 1936. The Avus line of camera produced several versions in three sizes, a 6.5 x 9 cm, a 9 x 12 cm and a 10 x 15 cm. the 10x15 cm size was produced from approximately 1920 to 1927. Advertised as a quality camera priced below the deluxe models. It was constructed of light aluminum, covered in black morocco leather and included a black leather bellows. The metal parts were black enameled or nickel plated. The Avus featured a double extension bellows with rack and pinion movement and infinity catch. Designed with an aluminum U shaped front for rigidity, including movements of a rising, falling and cross swing via and pinion. A revolving brilliant view finder is included with a spirit level attached, and a wire direct view finder with a sighter located at the back. Basic camera prices with a voigtar or Skopar lens ranged from $27.00 to $38.00.

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