|Iha 6 1920' Plate Camera|
This camera has a name of Iha 6. It must be Ihagee Folding Plate Camera made by Ihagee Kamerawerk, Dresden Germany in 1920's. It was only a body without lens when I got it.
It should originally have a Tessar 105mm F4.5 with Compur shutter.The body is made of all metal leather covered. Inside was beautiful and all parts looked to be functioning, the bellows also looked intact. The back lid is usually fitted with ground glass for this variety of plate camera, but was no glass present in the lid.Then I wanted to take photographs with this camera and I put on the Kodak Ektar 101mm F4.5 made in 1940, which I have owned for a spare lens for Century Graphic. This is a left photo.
These cameras mixed up by parts of different cameras are so-called Fruits Punch, these cameras are not welcomed by collectors. As I got a Tessar 105mm F4.5 lens, tried to replace it. It is still a wrong lens for the original body because this shutter is Compur Rapid which had not been appeared in those period.
According to the information from Mr. Hugo Ruys of IHAGEE & EXAKTA PRODUCTS AND HISTORY, this camera is Patent Duplex, produced from 1914(Thanks Hugo).