|Camera industry in Görlitz|
| Paul Dittrich & Co.|
Curt Bentzin | Herbst & Firl | Meyer
Mlitz & Krügler | Robert Reinsch
Neue Görlitzer Camera-Werke
Bentzin was a German camera manufacturer, based in Görlitz, Dresden.
The company was founded by Curt Bentzin in 1889, and was called at various times:
- Curt Bentzin - Werkstätte für photographische Apparate (1889 – 1945)
- VEB Görlitzer Kamerawerke (1945 – 1948)
- VEB Primar-Kamera-Werk Görlitz, Görlitz (1948 – 1951)
- VEB Feinoptisches Werk Görlitz (1951 – )
image by John Nuttall (Image rights)
- Klapp-Kamera (pre-WWII version of Fokal-Primar)
- Primarette or Planovista
- Primarflex and Primarflex II (also called Primar-Reflex II, and Astraflex II)
- Primar Klapp Reflex
- Primar Folding
- Rechteck Primar 10x15 Stereo 
- Record Primar
| Neue Görlitzer Camera-Werke|
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Notes and References
- Cameras at www.collection-appareils.fr
- Curt Bentzin in Stadtwiki Görlitz
- British Patent 18705 of 1902, Improvements in photographic shutters, granted to Curt Bentzin personally, at Espacenet, the patent search facility of the European Patent Office. The patent descibes improvements in the arrangements for winding up a cloth focal-plane shutter.
- German Patent 536638 of 1931, Photographische Klappkamera, granted to the Curt Bentzin company, at Espacenet; the patent describes the form of a folding camera, with dished folding bed for great compactness; this may describe the Plan-Primar of about 1930; a similar design to the Patent Etui.
- A non-photographic patent: Swiss Patent 8209 of 1894, Hebewerk (jack), granted to Curt Bentzin personally, describing a general-purpose scissor-jack; at Espacenet.