Pouva

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In 1939 Karl Pouva (born 1903, died 1989) founded the Karl Pouva KG in Freital, near Dresden, Saxony. It started making slide projectors. The simple bakelite made projector Pouva Magica became popular, being made nearly unchanged for almost 40 years, from 1949 to the 1980s. In 1951 Pouva introduced a simple bakelite roll film camera, the Pouva Start, a popular camera for beginners in the former East German socialist republic GDR. In 1973 the company became state owned, and was merged into the VEB Kamerafabrik Freital. Then Karl Pouva's camera model Pouva SL100 of 1973 {also known as the Pouva Start SL 100) became a "Beirette SL 100" in 1973.

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  • Jemlich G.: Der VEB Pentacon Dresden; Sandstein Verlag, Dresden, 2009.
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