image by Hans Kerensky (Image rights)
The Prinsen Box camera was produced by the Dutch company Laboratorium Prinsen (LP). It takes images 6 x 9cm on 120 film.
The meniscus lens, a Spheroscope 1:11 11cm, was produced by the Dutch company Oude Delft (Old Delft).
The Prinsen Box was introduced on December 22nd 1947 in a period, just after world war 2, that importing foreign cameras to The Netherlands was extremely restricted. The Prinsen Box therefore was an immediate success and about 10.000 units of this camera, together with the Prinsen Flash Box, were produced.
There are 2 main variants. One with a Brilliant finder and one with a Telescopic finder.
- Format : 6 x 9 cm on 120 film
- Lens: Oude Delft Spheroscope 1:11 11cm meniscus
- Shutter: Everset shutter. Single Speed ? sec. and T.
- Diaphragm : 11
- Color Finish : Black
- Color Leatherette : Black
- Dimensions WxDxH: 76 x 112 x 135 mm
- Weight: 560 grams
|Prinsen Box, Oude Delft Spheroscope 1:11 11cm lens in an everset shutter|
Images by Hans Kerensky. (Image rights)
- Cameras from Belgium and Holland, 19th and 20th century (Dutch/English), pages 77-79, published by the "Antwerps Museum voor Fotografie" in 1991