Rare 1950s "Précidès" 6x9 Box Camera With Original Case & Manual - Working Condition - Featured in Graçay Photography Museum's Collection

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Features
Vintage

Item details

- Manufactured in Annecy, France
- Year: 1951
- Side mounted view finder
- Format: 6x9
- Film type: 620, or 120 (converted)
- Dimensions: 14 x 9,5 x 12 cm (case)
- Total weight: 586 gr
- With original case and manual (they show wear of age and use)
- Cleaned
- Shutter and controls work, and the camera seems to function as it should
- Not tested with film
- With plastic carry strap on the top (shows wear/repaired with glue)
- A few spots of rust
- Very nice vintage condition overall (very hard to find in this condition)
- Please view the photos as part of the description

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ABOUT
The Précidès is a metal-bodied box camera for 6x9 cm pictures on 620 roll film, from about 1950. Collection Appareils attributes the camera to a company named MAPED, of Annecy in the Haute-Savoie departement of France, near Geneva, suggesting that the camera's name is a contraction of 'Précision' and 'Dessin' from that company's full name.
It has an 'I' and 'B' shutter, selected by the left-hand control (the user's left) of the two below the lens, and released by the button at the bottom right. The other control selects between two aperture stops. It has a reverse-Galilean viewfinder on the right side (the notes at Collection Appareils comment that the camera itself blocks more than half of the view in the finder) and a plastic strap handle on the top. The film is advanced with a winding knob and red window.

Featured in the "Lucien Prévos" Photography Museum's collection in Graçay.
LINK: https://www.tripadvisor.fr/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g2161312-d2558856-i210613220-Musee_de_la_Photographie-Gracay_Cher_Berry_Centre_Val_de_Loire.html
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