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The Jolly is a simple camera for twelve 10x15mm pictures, made in about 1950 by a Munich company named Kamera Werkstätten (at least, contemporary advertising gives this name), unrelated to KW (Kamera Werkstätten Guthe & Thorsch) in Dresden.[1] No other cameras by this company are known. The Jolly has an unidentified, uncoated lens, and an 'I' and 'B' shutter. The film is advanced with a winding knob on the left of the top housing, with frame numbers engraved on the knob in an irregular sequence to give a crude frame-counter. It has a reverse-Galilean viewfinder. McKeown states that the camera was available with black, red or blue leatherette; black and red examples have been seen at Westlicht.[2][3]


  1. 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). p455-6.
  2. Jolly with black leatherette, sold at the first Westlicht Photographica Auction, on 15 November 2002.
  3. Jolly with red leatherette, offered at the 21st Westlicht auction, on 23 May 2012.