Soviet Badged ICA Trilby Falling Plate Camera. C1910


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Condition: Excellent+

Soviet Badged ICA Trilby Falling Plate Camera

Circa 1910

Complete with 9 falling plates

Excellent + Cosmetic condition

General ICA Information

"International Camera A.G." formed on the 7th Oct 1909 by an amalgamation of 4 different camera factories: Richard Hüttig & Sohn, Emil Wünsche, Dr. R. Krügener and Carl Zeiss Palmos. 3 years later G. Zulauf & Co.  from Zurich was added to the firm. Heinrich Ernemann in Dresden also participated in the negotiations, but he declined to join at the last minute as he would not give up sovereignty over his efficient company. Carl Zeiss Jena, a leading supplier of photographic objectives to the merged firms, was the initiator of the merger. They wanted to ensure the continuity of their lens production and simultaneously gain control of Dresden's camera industry, which had become its own enemy by too much competition.
In the mid-twenties the stage was set for the next big merger in the camera industry. By 1920, there was a community of interest between Ica AG in Dresden and Contessa-Nettel in Stuttgart, or to put it more bluntly: by 1920, Carl Zeiss, the most powerful faction within Ica,  had Contessa-Nettel in its pocket. All that was lacking to make the coup complete were the two main competitors: Heinrich Ernemann in Dresden and CP Goerz in Berlin. Long, tough and complex negotiations, in which Emanuel Goldberg from Ica AG played a prominent role, led eventually to the formation of Zeiss Ikon AG. Richard Hüttig’s old building at Schandauer Strasse 76 in Dresden-Striesen was chosen to be the home of the executive and administration functions. Professor Goldberg, as Director General of the newly formed company, now had to undertake a major review of product rationalization and industrial restructuring.

The start of the firm Zeiss Ikon AG on the 1th of October 1926 ended the story of the Ica AG.

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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.