London, South Kensington
16 October 2001
ERTEL FILMETTE, CIRCA 1920
Ertel-Werke A.G., Munich, Germany; 35mm., hand-cranked, polished walnut case stamped no. 219, with quarter-cut veneered panels, replica winding handle, leather carrying strap, drive cranks for 1-frame and 8-frames per turn, celluloid take-up viewing window, folding Newton-type viewfinder, sight with three holes for parallax correction (1:3: and 20m), through-the- lens viewing with cover stamped ERTEL, film counter with pointer, calibrated 0-60m, two engraved swivelling rangefinder rods with scales 25-3.1 and 50m-Inf., internal compartments with two 60-metre metal circular film magazines, steel gear chain with pulley wheels driving feed and take-up pulley wheels, steel gate with pressure plate, single blade shutter, twin claws, top and bottom sproket mechanism and 16-tooth sprockets with sprung guards
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Peter Ariel (1989), Ariel Cinematographic Register, Band 2, no.371.
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