Rare Vintage 1930s Minolta Six Medium Format 6x6 cm 120 Roll Film Camera with its Original Leather Case

$88.20 $98.00

Very nice Vintage 1930s Minolta Six
Medium Format 6x6 cm 120 Roll Film Camera
with its Original Leather Case - SN 8131

*It has been tested (without film) and the shutter does fire,
the aperture blades adjust correctly and the various
knobs, dials and levers all function.

*The shutter below 1/100th is sluggish which
is typical for such an older camera.

*The optics look pretty good but I do see some haze, dust
and maybe a few mold spots. If you are accomplished
at internally cleaning lenses I believe this could be an
easy fix.

*The leather case is in amazing condition given its age.
It has not fully separated anywhere but it's close.
It will need some repairs to make it last another 80 years.

***It is sold for repair, display or for parts or it could be
used as-is for some interesting images.

It’s also a groundbreaking camera that did not use
traditional leather bellows or a metal body – the body
and bellows are made of Bakelite which is an early plastic.
I’ve read some conflicting information about the release date
(some say as early as 1935) but it seems like November 1936
is where Minolta puts its introduction.

Minolta's first 6x6 cm film camera and I believe the first
camera made in Japan in this format. This is a pre-war
camera - not many of these are still around today.

Add this rather rare camera to your collection as not
many show up for sale.

Please check out the detailed pics of the actual camera
that you will receive. It's the best way to judge the
condition for yourself. Ask questions if you're not sure of something.

It is a two owner camera and I am the second owner.
- Smoke and Pet Free Home and Studio -

I mail daily and often and it will be packaged extremely well to
arrive to you safely. It will be shipped fully insured and tracked.

Please check out the other great items I have listed in this
Etsy shop and at www.ccstudio2380.com - I combine
shipping whenever I can on multiple purchases.

Thanks for stopping by! - Chris

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