Svensson

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Hugo Svensson & Co. was a camera maker based in in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company made magazine cameras. Famous owners of Svensson cameras were Arctica explorer Fritjof Nansen and camera maker Victor Hasselblad who was distributor of some Svensson cameras. In 1966, Hugo Svensson & Co. was bought by Ilford and renamed as Ilford Foto AB.


McKeown [1] describes the 'Stella' as: a 'Compact camera of interesting design'.

Cameras

  • Packtick, c.1917: a copy of the Lopa; T-shaped frame supporting leather sides, with a minimal front housing the lens, shutter and VF. 6x9cm[2]
  • Svea: wooden 'detective camera'
  • Svenska Express
  • Stella, c.1910: a 'folding box camera' for 9x12cm plates

Notes

  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). Page 910
  2. Packtick with 'I' & 'B' shutter, f/11 and f/32 stops, and brilliant finder, sold at the 28th Westlicht Photographica Auction, November 2015.