Agfa Billy Record 4.5 6x9 120 Film Folding Camera with case – Tested and working - c.1930’s Art Deco

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The Agfa Billy Record 4.5 folding camera production started in 1936 and continued with the Prontor II shutter until 1940.

The camera's lens is an Agfa-Anastigmat Apotar 1:4.5/105mm in a Prontor II shutter. Unfortunately, the shutter only functions on the higher speeds (1/150) as the escapement inside is missing for the slower speeds. All the apertures, f4.5 to f32 are all selectable.

The camera takes 6x9cm pictures on a 120 film and has an optical reflecting viewfinder, plus a pop-up frame finder on the side. The clockwork self-timer is working, which is rare in cameras of this age.

As you can see on the photos, the camera has attractive art deco chrome styling to the side panels, but unfortunately some of the paint has worn away over the past 80 years or so.

The bellows have a few pin-holes during torch-tests, so I would recommend using a dark cloth over the bellows if you wanted to take photos with the camera.

The camera comes with an Ensign branded brown leather, satchel style case, which helps to keep it safe and dust free.

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