Adox Polo 1 German Film Camera with Prontor 125 Lens Collectible
Cool basic German Film Camera made around 1959. The camera is in good condition, all levers, knobs, dials turn freely, the shutter fires, no further testing was performed. This vintage camera is used, sold as a collectible and sold as is.
Adox Camera Wiki:
Adox-Dr.C.Schleussner, Fotowerke G.m.b.H. (Frankfurt a.M., Germany) - Schleussner was founded in 1860 as a photographic chemicals manufacturer. From 1880 to 1903 Schleussnen made dry-plates, and from 1903 roll-films. Adox cameras were manufactured from the 1930s to about 1965, the most advanced being the Adox 300 with interchangeable film magazines. Prewar and early postwar cameras were mostly made by Wergin. In 1938 Adox took over the camera factory of Wirgin when the Wirgin brothers had to leave Germany to escape from persecution by the German regime of that time. After WWII Henry Wirgin bought it back.The 'Adox' name, already established as a product name, was adopted as the official company in 1947. In the early 1950s the new Adox camera factory was opened in Wiesbaden. In 1962 Adox was bought by the Du Pont Company of Wilmington, Delaware. in 1972 some of the film making machines were sold to the Yugoslavian company Fotokemia along with the rights to continue the manufacture of Adox films under license using the original formulae. When the license agreement expired in the early 90's so did the rights to use the Adox brand name and the films were sold under the efke brand name. More recently the German distributor Fotoimpex in Berlin registered the lapsed Adox brand name and now uses it for a variety of products from different film and paper manufacturers.