|A 6×9 Bakelite Ebner in an R.F. Hunter advertisement|
from The British Journal Photographic Almanac 1934
image by Dirk HR Spennemann (Image rights)
Albert Ebner & Co. were a German record-player manufacturer based in Stuttgart - Vaihingen, who also made elegant folding cameras from Bakelite. The Ebner was made in two sizes, 4.5×6cm and 6×9cm and were available in black or brown. The cameras varied in complexity, some with simple three-speed Pronto shutters, some with multi-speed Compur items. McKeown lists several lens/shutter combinations for both sizes. The 4.5×6 model used 620 film, the 6×9 model used 120 film.
The company went out of business in 1935. The cameras seem to have mostly sold in Germany.
|4.5x6 Ebner with 7.5cm Meyer Trioplan f/4.5 lens in a Compur shutter|
images by Geoff Harrisson (Image rights)
|Photo industry in Stuttgart|
|Contessa | Contessa-Nettel | Drexler & Nagel | Ebner | Hauff | Kenngott | Kodak AG | G. A. Krauss | Nagel | Zeiss Ikon|
- 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). Page 254.