|Photography||supply industry||in Milano, Italia|
|Bencini | Boniforti and Ballerio | Cappelli | Nuova Closter | Ferrania | Filma | Filotecnica Salmoiraghi | GGS | G.P.M. | Industria Scientifica Ottica | Koristka | Lamperti and Garbagnati | Murer & Duroni | Officine Galileo|
Salmoiraghi (Filotecnica Ing. A. Salmoiraghi S.A.) was an optical company in Milan. According to Storia della Fotografia, the firm began as a laboratory/workshop making very limited numbers of experimental instruments, started by scientist and inventor Ignazio Porro. Alessandro Duroni (later of Murer & Duroni) was involved in the establishment. Angelo Salmoiraghi joined Porro after Duroni died, and re-ordered the establishment as a more commercial venture when Porro himself died in 1875. The company made navigational, surveying, astronomical and other instruments, and increasingly, photographic optics, including an aerial camera for military use in the First World War. Salmoiraghi died in 1939; the company name remains in the Italian retail opticians Salmoiraghi & Vigano.
|La Filotecnica, anno 1910|
image by Gianluca Pirovano (Image rights)
- Argo (9x12 cm)
- Nova (models for 120 and for 127 film; the 127 camera may be a rebadged Merkel Metharette)
- Venus (or perhaps Gioia) (another name for the rebadged Metharette)
- ↑ Salmoiraghi at Storia della Fotografia (archived).
- ↑ Examples (all offered for sale at Ebay in February 2015):
- Opera glasses (item 171668603364)
- A fleximeter (for measuring the bending of structural elements under load; item 261773731896)
- A theodolite (item 201274043495)
- A set of drawing compasses (item 261773778024)
- ↑ The page on Salmoiraghi at Dario Mondonico's mistermondo site shows a number of cameras. What is plainly a rebadged Metharette was previously listed as the Gioia, but is now named the Venus. Its lens is certainly a Venus.
- ↑ Rectaflex Junior with a Salmoiraghi 5 cm f/3.5 Beta, sold at the 24th Camera Auction by Westlicht Photographica Auction, in November 2013.