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Balda Werk Camera Listing

On November 20, 1908 Max Baldeweg founded the Balda-Werk of Dresden (Saxony), Germany. Max Baldeweg was a trained master mechanic with an interest in photography. Prior to WWII, the company sold an inexpensive line of small amateur folding cameras with their brand and also sold many cameras to other companies for resale under their own brand, acting as an original equipment manufacturer. In 1913 the name "Balda" was registered as a trademark, and the company changed its name to "Balda-Werk Max Baldeweg".

From 1940 the Balda plant had the daily production interrupted to support the war effort by producing armaments. During the war the factory was damaged by fire bombs. At the end of the war, Max Baldewegtook made efforts to revitalize the company as the sole owner with the help of Willibald Lauterbach as director. Because of allegations against Max Baldeweg and Willibald Lauterbach both had to leave the company and Dresden. The company was then nationalized in East Germany in 1946. Max Baldeweg fled to west Germany to start a new company called Balda (Balda Kamera-Werk) in East Westphalia in Bad Oeynhausen. Then in 1951 the name was changed to Belca-Werk after a trademark litigation issue was contested. The company was absorbed by VEB Kamera-Werke Niedersedlitz in 1956.

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Balda 1000
Balda 104
Balda 120
Balda 144
Balda 35 XE
Balda 300 BF
Balda 304 Automatic
Balda 364
Balda 504 Electronic
Balda 544 Electronic
Balda 604 Electronic
Balda 61
Balda 644 Electronic
Balda 824
Balda 834 Electronic
Balda 844 Electronic
Balda 944 Electronic
Balda Automatic 344
Balda C 35
Balda CA 35
Balda CE 35
Balda CE 35 (Yangtze)
Balda CS 35
Baldafix
Baldak
Baldak Box
Baldaknette
Baldalette
Baldalux
Baldamatic
Baldamatic I
Baldamatic II
Baldamatic II Motor
Baldamatic III
Baldarette
Baldarette Luxus
Baldax
Baldax Vest Pocket
Baldaxette I
Baldaxette II
Baldessa (Standard)
Baldessa F
Baldessa F-LK
Baldessa I
Baldessa Ia
Baldessa Ib
Baldessa L
Baldessa LF
Baldessa LK
Baldessa R/LK
Baldessa RF
Baldessa RF/LK
Baldessamat
Baldessamat F
Baldessamat F/LK
Baldessamat RF
Baldessamat RF/LK
Baldi
Baldi 29
Baldina
Baldina B
Baldinette
Baldinette II
Baldinette II Automatic
Baldini
Baldix
Baldixette
Baldixette II
Baldur
Bee Wee-camera
Browe-Box
Cehen
Central 35
Coloramic
Compact C
Compact CL
Compact CLS
Dreibild Box (Triple)
Embee
Erkania (box)
Erkania (folding)
Europan
Fixfocus
Fixfocus Special
Front-Box
Gloria
Glorina
Hansa 35
Helioca
Helioca S
Ideal
Ideal I
Ideal II
Ideal III
Jubilette
Juventa
Juwella
Klappo
Komet
Lady Debutante
Lisette
Lotus 35
Mars
Mess-Baldinette
Mess-Baldix
Mess-Rigona
Micky Rollbox Model 0
Micky Rollbox Model I
Micky Rollbox Model II
Micky Rollbox Model III
Mickyrelle
Microscope Camera
Multina
Narita
Narol
Nixe
Nizza
Phot-Office
Piccochic
Piccochic Elmar
Piccolo
Pierette
Pinette
Pini Sport
Poka Duplex
Poka I
Poka II
Poka II (colored)
Pokarelle
Pokarette
Pontina
Pontinette
Pontur Radial
Pontura
Ponturette
Prima (box)
Primula
Radial
Record
Reporter 144-X
Rigona
Rigona (35mm)
Rigona (35mm) Luxus
Rival 35
Roll-Balda
Roll-Balda (Platten)
Rollbox
Rusi
Saturn
Siwa
Spring-Box
Super Baldamatic I
Super Baldax
Super Baldina
Super Baldina (pre-1954)
Super Baldinette
Super Pontura
Supermatic
Supermatic Mot
Theda 35
Venus
Westex (Model A)
Westex I


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