Frankarette R II Camera 1958

Description General

This decor light has been remanufactured from reclaimed and/or salvaged materials thereby diverting them from landfill and would look great in your home, shop, office, cafe or restaurant. All camera lights come with a social history so it is a conversation piece as well as a unique work of art.

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Description Specific

When Franz Vyskocil and his wife Leoni moved their camera shop from Stuttgart to Bayreuth in 1909 little did they know that it would become the biggest camera factory in the Bavarian Region? A number of name changes took place before finally becoming Franka-Kamerawerk in 1914. The company concentrated on plate cameras between 1915 until 1930. It produced its first 35m camera in 1955 and peaked in 1958 employing 154 and producing 650,000 cameras. Production continued until 1966 and the following year the machines were moved to Wiesbaden but were never used again.

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Four models of the Frankarette 35mm cameras were made by Franka-Kamerawerk from 1956-59. This one, Franka Frankarette R II was manufactured in 1958. The light is a Small Edison Screw fitting fitted to in an AGFALUX flash. The camera is mounted on an unnamed camera tripod. The ball-head allows the camera to be moved up and down and left or right.

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Technical Details

Depth: 11” (28mm)
Width: 6” (15mm)
Height (max): 52” (132mm)
Height (min): 19″ (49mm)
Packaged size: 12” x 10” x 20” (31mm x 26mm x 51mm)

Weight: 3lbs (1.4kg)
Lamp holder: Small Edison Screw Fitting

Bulb type: LED E27 100 lumen clear globe
Dimmable: NO

Cord Length: 10′ (3m)

Cord entry: Rear

Mains connection: BS1363/A moulded plug fitted with 3 amp fuse

Method of operation: In-line rocker switch
Supplied with: Recommended bulb

Frankarette R II Camera 1958


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