Home:  Photography: ZEISS IKON BABY BOX CAMERA 54/18, 1930's

ZEISS IKON BABY BOX CAMERA 54/18, 1930's

View all Photography

ZEISS IKON BABY BOX CAMERA 54/18, 1930's

Baby box cameras were started by Goerz in the 1930's and later taken over by Zeiss Ikon called the Tengor. Very popular with the masses as they were cheap and easy to use. This one is a 54/18 model with the Goerz lens, the shutter cannot be released unless the wire viewfinder is raised. Used 127 roll film.

Your comments:

  • I grew up with a camera very much like this one and indeed we took all our family photos with it. Ours had a soft brown leather case and it went missing a few years ago. It belonged to my late father who was born in Kingston upon Thames just prior to the outbreak of the First World War. I found it easy to use as a child so long as you are careful with the winding on mechanism. Also great care was needed when removing the film for processing to prevent it being removed by excess light. My father was always totally elusive about how he had acquired it.
    .......... Sally Neville, Richmond, Surrey, England., 12th of January 2017

Add a memory or information about this object

A1439



2007 The Museum of Technology, The Great War and WWII
Company registered in England No. 7452160, Registered Charity No. 1140352, Accredited Museum No. 2221