Taxo

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The Taxo was a continuation by Zeiss Ikon of a model introduced by Contessa-Nettel. It is a fairly simple but well build folding bed camera available in two sizes; 6,5 x 9 cm (122/3 & 126/3) and 9 x 12 cm (122/7 & 126/7). As usual with this type of camera it was available with different lenses and shutters.

Specifications of camera shown

  • Type: vertically-styled all metal body folding camera
  • The name Taxo 64 embossed in the leatherette beneath the handle
  • Format: 9x12 cm.
  • Manufacturer: Zeiss ikon
  • Years of production: c. 1926 - 1937
  • Lens: "FRONTAR" 1:9 F = 14 cm.
  • Shutter: Dial-set Derval with 25, 50, 100, B, T speed settings
  • Viewfinder: Reflex finder
  • Focusing: sliding bed with distance scale on the side
  • Dimensions closed & weight: 4.8x10x15.5 cm; 787 gr.