Christopher
Stoll

1934 Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex

1934 Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex

Year
c.1934
Make
Zeiss Ikon
Model
Ikoflex
Type
TLR
Film
120
Lens
Novar-Anastigmat 80mm ƒ/6.3 (taking), unkown (viewing)
Apertures
ƒ/6.3 – ƒ/22
Speeds
1/100 , 1/50 , 1/25 , Bulb , Timed
Meter
none
Battery
none
Price
$36 (equal to $700 in 2020)
Owned
2020 – present
Condition
7H (received) / 4D (current)

I am currently restoring this camera. I thought that restoring the exterior would be the most challenging part of the restoration, but performing the CLA on the shutter is dragging out the restoration. The shutter itself is very simple. The problem is that at some point in the cameras life the cable release thread broke off and someone attempted to braze the piece back in place. The patch did not achieve its intended purpose, the cable release thread hole was missing when I got the camera. However, the shutter mechanism plate was effectively brazed to the shutter mechanism housing. So, I am working to carefully cut the plate free from the housing so that I can service the shutter blades and inner lens components.

According to a contemporary advertisement

Ikoflex
Six by six
“A lens above a lens below”

An interesting, new design from Zeiss Ikon: easy … and economical!

Available at Good Dealers.
Illustrated brochure available free of charge upon request from your dealer or a representative of Zeiss Ikon A. G. Dresden

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