|Bela Box 120mm|
image by Mabbom (Image rights)
The Bela Box is a box camera which can use either 120 or 620 film. The camera's maker is unknown, but it was probably made in Brazil. The body of the camera is metal (apparently cast, but perhaps pressed metal), finished with black crackle-finish paint. On the front, there is a stepped protruding section containing the lens and shutter; on the front of this there is a metal plate, printed with the name 'Bela Box' in vertical capital letters. The camera has an 'I' and 'B' shutter; the release is a simple plunger on the right hand side of the shutter section; there is a tab on the bottom which gives time exposures. There is a telescopic viewfinder on the top of the camera, and a leather handle fastened to this finder. The orientation of the finder suggests that the camera makes 2¼x3¼-inch pictures.
- The camera has been seen almost exclusively at Brazilian websites.
- Bela Box and other cameras in a post on Brazilian blogger Juliana Rodrigues' Fotojornaliana; one picture of the camera, with no notes. The same picture is also shown at Cameras Antigas.
- Detail seen in pictures at an online auction site.