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The Esco is a camera for 17x24 mm exposures on 35 mm film, made by Otto Seischab of Heideloffstraße in Nuremberg,[1] in about 1922. The camera body, which is metal and painted in a black crackle finish, is dominated by a magazine for 7.5 metres of film, sufficient for 400 exposures. The film is loaded by removing the base of the camera. The lens is a Steinheil Cassar 50 mm f/3.5, and the shutter a dial-set Compur with speeds 1 - 1/300 second, plus 'B' and 'T'. It has helical focusing. There is a folding frame finder on the top (which looks back-to-front, with the wide frame at the rear, and a centring aid at the front).

Seischab is not known for any other still cameras, but his company held patents for a design relating to film projectors.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 British Patent 18555 of 1910, Improvements in or relating to cinematographic apparatus, and the equivalent French Patent 418752, Austrian Patent 50098 and Swiss Patent 52912, all granted to Seischab and Company, of 24 Heideloffstraße, Nürnberg, describing a mechanism to adjust the film register with the projector frame, and simultaneously adjust the projector's shutter position to match; at Espacenet, the patent search facility of the European Patent Office.