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Zeiss Contessa Nettel 9x12 Wooden Folding Camera


  • $695.00
  • $695.00 Save $50

SKU: 21907
Barcode: 2056-48

This Zeiss Contessa Nettel 9x12 folding wooden camera is in good condition cosmetically, mechanically and optically. Comes with a Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 165mm f4.5 lens mounted on a matching wooden lens board. An unusual folding plate camera circa 1910's. A hybrid of a 4x5 view camera with a plate film holder and a compact folding camera similar to a Zeiss Bessa folding rangefinder. Has a built in cloth focal plane shutter. All teak wood body with matching teak lens board and ground glass viewer attachment. Beautifully constructed. Shows signs of modest wear on the wood and metal finish. All the movements are working well but the shutter is in need of servicing. Shutter is firing but speeds are not functioning properly. In good condition overall.

  • Circa 1910's
  • Vintage teak folding plate camera
  • 9cm x 12xm plate film format

Auction Includes
  • Ground glass viewfinder attachment
  • Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 165mm f4.5 lens

Cosmetics 7.5/10
  • No dings, dents or major marks
  • Body shows very modest signs of use

Mechanics Needs Service
  • Movements are smooth and working well
  • Shutter requires service

Optics Clean
  • No fog, fungus, separation or scratches
  • Lens has some minor cleaning marks on front element