Voigtlander Avus 9x12 cm folding plate Camera, Skopar 4.5 135mm, Compur shutter For Sale

Voigtlander Avus 9x12 cm folding plate Camera, Skopar 4.5 135mm, Compur shutter

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Voigtlander Avus 9x12 cm folding plate Camera, Skopar 4.5 135mm, Compur shutter:

Voigtlander Avus 9x12cm(3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inch) folding plate Camera,Skopar 4.5 135mm,lens no. 585506Compur shutter no. 596637body serial no. A422484by Voigtlander & Sohn AG Braunschweig Germany 1919-1935all original in very nice conditionwith two original 9x12 Voigtlander film plates
About thisVoigtlander Avus 9x12cm(3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inch) folding plate:
This camera produced in Germany by Voigtlander in different versions from 1919 to 1935 .All knobs, levers, buttons, hinges and sliders work perfectly. Please note that only the fast speeds function and will require a cleaning to have all speeds operate properly. Avus is embossed on the handle. Voigtlander isembossed on the back viewing door, and Germany is embossed on the top of camera next to the pop-up metal viewfinder.Voigtlander is engraved in white on the inside of the front door.This camera is all original and is very nice to look at. All specifications function (no slow speeds as I have mentioned). Serial numbers of lens, shutter and camera body are clearly indicated on camera.
Operation how to use camera:
Toopen camera:by pressing the button opposite the handle and gently pull the bellows with the nickle plated hardware .
To close camera: camera lens should be centeredmaking certain that all knobs are adjusted centering the bellows,push the bellows inwards by grasping the two finger grips inside of case and push down on hinges, then raise the bed and closing hearing a snap.
  • ProducedVoigtlander & Sohn AG Braunschweig 1919-1935
  • Film type9 x 12 cm sheet film or 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch plate
  • Picture size9x12 cm
  • Weight2.37 pounds (1075g) with ground glass back and viewer
  • Size camera closed6 x 4.5 x 2 inches, 15x 11.5 x 5 cm.
  • LensAnastigmatSkopar 4.5 135mmFocus focusing bellows
  • Apertures4.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22,
  • Focal range4′, 5, 6, 8, 10,15, 30, 60 feet to infinity
  • Shutter Compur leaf shutter, speeds: 1-1/200 +B & T
  • Shutter speedsT, B, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50,100, 200
  • Waist level brilliant finder on top of lens
  • Viewfinder metal frame pop up
  • Sport wire frame finder
  • Spirit level next to viewfinder
  • Bellows sliding front and rising front up and down
  • Tripod bush on side and front cover
  • Ground glass screen for easy focus
Condition of this camera*:
This is a very well made camera and appears to be in very good condition considering the age. The shutter snaps, however only at fast speeds, and probably requires a cleaning. There are some minor blemishes on the leather covering and are attributed to age, all leather covering is original.
  • lens looks very clean front and back, no marks, scratches or fungus
  • *speeds function in the "i" position and only on fast speeds
  • aperture blades are clean opening and closing as they should in the "B and T" position
  • bellows look to be in a very good condition with no tears or pin holes
  • viewfinder is clearspirit level is operating
  • ground glass is in great condition
  • *leather handle embossed AVUS torn on end side, will not connect to metal clips, unless glued, strap itself is in a very nice condition
The body is fully covered in black leather with a very attractive rectangular design, there are a few surface blemishes attributed to age. I have tried to take pictures at all angles, please look carefully and ask questions.
7 day return policy:
I will offer a 7 day return policy if the buyer is not satisfied with thisVoigtlander Avus 9x12 cm folding plate Camera, Skopar 4.5 135mm, Compur.I understand the limitations of buying on-line and want the buyer to be happy with their purchase. I simply ask that he pays for the return postage and with full insurance to my return address. I guarantee the accuracy of my listing.
I will package carefully and I will ship to Canada and the USA for $18.00+insurance by Canada Post. For shipping anywhere else in the world, please email me.
Included in this sale:
1) Voigtlander Avus 9x12 cm folding plate Camera, Skopar 4.5 135mm, Compur2) two (2) original Voigtlander film plates

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