The Fellsphoto Vintage 6x9 Gallery
the 1926-33 Voigtländer Rollfilm
100,000 of these were made in three film sizes. Sources list them as being made 1927 to 1931 or 1932.
However, two of mine have 1933 lens numbers and a 1926 example has been seen (photo below).
In the above picture: left to right:
116 film 6.5cm x 11cm with 114mm f4.5 Skopar lens and Compur shutter (S/N 764882 = 1933)
120 film 6cm x 9cm with 105mm f4.5 Heliar lens and Compur shutter (S/N 2261121 ~ lens 728274=1933)
129 film 5cmx8cm 75mm f4.5 Skopar lens and Embezet shutter (S/N 22700?? ~ lens 363201=1927)
129 film was discontinued Jan 1951 : 116 film discontinued Apr 1984 (source)
As with all cameras of this period the lens/shutter assembly is pulled out manually.
Photographs taken with the 6x9 Rollfilm with Heliar lens:
panorama of Keswick from Latrigg
1929 marks the changeover of Compur shutters from dial-set (below) to rim-set (seen above)
collectors attribute Rollfilms to 1927-33 but this one was listed on ebay 8th Mar 2011 with Skopar no. 258646 which dates to February 1926
surely to be amongst the earliest known examples?
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