Bilora

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Bilora is a German camera maker - Kürbi & Niggeloh, Radevormwald (founded 1909, with Camera production from 1935). The company's history began in 1909 with the foundation of KÜRBI & Niggeloh in Barmen-Rittershausen. In November, 1911 Wilhelm Kürbi and Carl Niggeloh started up with a new fabrication building in Radevormwald, producing, developing and managing in an building area of 1200m². In the following years, K.& N had many good ideas in tripod crafting and in time they started significant camera production.

In July, 1961 the first automation for synthetic parts was installed, because they expected a great future in synthetic parts. Years later the fabrication building was to small again and a second building was built, with 12,000m². Since this time production and stock keeping is settled here.

Cameras were produced from 1935 in Radevormwald. From the first "Box" to the "Bilomatic" line and the fabrication stopped in 1975. Imagine, in 21 years there were more than one million cameras produced.

In later years, the Bilora brand was used for camera accessories, particularly tripods.

Contents

Camera list

Box cameras

  • Bilora Box
  • Stahl-Box, Wardette
  • Box 1 - The first BILORA Box from 1935
  • Box 2a - Sperr-Box
  • Box 2b
  • Box 2c
  • Box 3 - Stop-Box
  • Box 4 - The second Stahl-Box
  • Voigtlaenderbox

Boxes built after 1945 (Nachkriegsboxen)

  • Box 5 - The third Stahlbox
  • Box 5a - perfective maintenance
  • Box 6a - Blitz-Box "A"
  • Box 6b - Blitz-Box "B"
  • Box 6c - Blitz-Box "C"
  • Box 6d - Blitz-Box "C" Version
  • Box 6e - Blitz-Box "D"
  • Box 7 - Color-Box
  • Box 8 - Stahl-Box (the fourth)
  • Box 10 - Spezial-Box
  • Box 9a - Stafette Box
  • Mikro-Box-Set

OEM Assembly from Box-Cameras after 1945

  • Cariphot Box
  • Tower Box 120
  • Tower Flash 120
  • Tower Flash 120 De Luxe
  • Tower Model Five
  • Tower Flash Model 7
  • Tower Flash Model 8
  • Wardette Box


Bilora Boy

  • Boy 1
  • Boy 2
  • Boy 3
  • Boy 4 (Mode-Boy black)
  • Boy 5 (Mode-Boy red)
  • Boy 6 (Boy-Luxus red)
  • Luxus-Boy
  • Luxus-Boy 2 (Blitz-Boy)
  • Tower-Boy
  • Tower-Junior


Radix 24 x 24 KB-Camera (for Karat-/Rapidfilm)

  • Radix 1 - The Ur-Radix
  • Radix 2 - The second serie
  • Radix 2a - (Radix 56)
  • Radix 2b - (Radix 56 Ennar)
  • Radic 2c - (Radix 56 with flash contact)
  • Radix 3a - (Radix 56 "B")
  • Radix 3b - (Radix 56 "S")
  • Radix 3c - (Radix 35 "B")
  • Radix 3e - (Radix 35 "S")
  • Radix 4 - (Radix 56 "A")
  • Radix 5a - (Radix 35 BH)
  • Radix 5b - (Radix 35 SH)
  • Radix 6 - (Radix 56 BH)


Bonita-Boxen

  • Bonita 2 - Synchro-Flash
  • Bonita 2a - "Elektra"
  • Bonita 66


Gevaert-Bonita


Bella

  • Bella 1 - The Ur-Bella
  • Bella 2
  • Bella 3a - Bella 55
  • Bella 3b
  • Bella 3c

Bella 44 and Bella 46


Bella 66


Bella DC - 4


Kleinbild-Camera


Bellaluxa

  • Bella 66 -4e with included flash
  • Bellaluxa 1
  • Bellaluxa 2a
  • Bellaluxa 2b


Bellina

  • Auto-Bellina
  • Bellina 1a
  • Bellina 1b
  • Bellina Standard grey
  • Bellina Standard black


Bilomatic - 126 cartridges


Flash

  • Box Leuchte
  • Luxa
  • Luxa 2
  • Luxa 2a
  • Luxa 7023 flash
  • Luxa 7027 flash
  • Luxa de Luxe flash
  • Luxi flash
  • Luxa K
  • Luxa Pan

Links

In German:

In French:

In English / French

Bibliography

  • Wache, Peter. BILORA, 40 Jahre Kamerageschichte. Alle Kameras von 1935 bis 1975. Stuttgart: Lindemanns Verlag, 2nd edition, 2006.
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