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Kamera Werkstatten Dresden A-21 6x9 Plate Camera Patent Etui

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Kamera Werkstatten Dresden A-21 6x9 Plate Camera Patent Etui

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General Kamera Werkstatten Dresden A-21 Information

This camera is the Folding Kamera Werkstatten Dresden A-21 Camera. This is an early plate camera. It is a most stunning camera for a display. 

The Patent Etui are extra-slim folding plate cameras. They were manufactured in two sizes 9×12cm and 6.5×9cm by KW Kamera Werkstätten Guthe & Thorsch of Dresden between 1920 and 1938. Although originally designed for glass plates both sizes also accept Rada or Rollex 120 6×9 roll film backs as well as film packs. Both sizes were sold in USA by Burleigh Brooks as the Kawee Camera.

In the early 1900's, there was an abundance of knowledgable people in the field in the Dresden area. So, in 1919 this company was started. This is one of the first cameras produced by the company. The plates on this camera measure approximately 3"x4 1/2". Film cameras were later developed by the company in 1931.

Oddly enough, the company was traded ownership for a string of camera and film shops in Detroit. The former owner of the Detroit shops was Charles Noble. He took over in Dresden in 1938. Being Jewish, he, and his partner in business, were persecuted by the Nazis and almost escaped back to the U.S. and were held and ordered to make items for the Nazi war effort. After the end of the war, they were convicted of being a spies and sent to the Russian coal camps to do menial labor. They were eventually set free in 1952, thanks to Dwight Eisenhower, and toured the world doing lectures.

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Looking after your camera

Use a Camera Bag

A camera bag does more than just protect the camera against scratches and dust: It keeps it safe from rain because many are waterproof on the outside.

Be Very Careful Around the LCD Screen and Camera Lens

Use only special equipment to clean your camera’s LCD screen and camera lens. Buy a special cleaning kit that includes liquid solutions, microfiber cloths and brushes that have been specially designed to clean your camera lens.

Never Leave Your Batteries in Your Camera for Too Long
Many camera batteries are now alkaline or lithium formats. If you keep your camera with the batteries inside of it in a moist area, then the batteries can get corrosive. So if you’re thinking about just putting your camera on the shelf for several months, do yourself a favor and remove them.

Turn Your Camera Off Prior to Doing Anything

Before you do anything to your camera, always keep in mind that it should be turned off first. No matter what it is—swapping lenses, changing memory cards or disconnecting or attaching cables—your camera should be turned off.

Cold and Wet Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Your Camera Body
Take your camera out only in a waterproof bag. If the weather’s unusually cold, just wrap your camera in a plastic bag that has silica desiccant packets for the reduction of moisture. It’s also a smart idea to have a soft towel with you to wipe off any moisture, just in case it should get on your camera.

Good Memory Card Care Is Good Camera Care

Only transport your memory cards inside of a protective caseMake sure the memory cards stay dust-free at all times. When removing memory cards, make sure you do so indoors or in non-dusty situations.
Make sure that you keep memory cards only in cool places. Never keep them in places where they may heat up, like dashboards or glove compartments.
Never place your memory cards close to magnetic sources. Examples of magnetic sources are things such as audio speakers, TV monitors and actual magnets.

Use a Filter to Protect Your Camera Lens

The lens of your camera is naturally fragile. As such, it’s susceptible to scratches, cracks, dents…you name it. A UV filter will not only will you give your lens a fighting chance, but you’ll also enhance the quality of your pictures.

Condensation Can Be Controlled

Condensation normally happens when you move your camera between different temperatures.
Allow your camera a chance to naturally get used to the hotter environment. Don’t place it inside a closed plastic bag when transporting it between different temperatures! Just let the camera sit in the humid temperature for a while, until condensation disappears.
If this still doesn’t get rid of all of it, you can utilize a soft cloth to wipe away any remaining moisture and marks left behind from the condensation.