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The Alex is a folding tailboard camera made by Ernemann. McKeown dates the camera to at least 1895.[2] The body of the camera is made from walnut wood. It has green cloth-covered bellows, not tapered, with leather-reinforced corners. The rear standard slides along the folding tailboard to focus.The camera was made in 9x12 cm and 13x18 cm sizes. It has an achromat with an aperture disc and a simple T and I shutter, pneumatically operated.[3]


  1. Catalogue Ernemann Cameras sind die Besten; Anleitung; Liste No. 91, p50 (as reproduced here). The catalogue is undated, but describes the Bob III (1904-10) as new; at Ciné-Ressources.
  2. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p267.
  3. Ernemann Alex sold at the 25th Westlicht Photographica Auction, in March 2014.