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Made in Western Germany
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April 17 2009:<br> Made in Western Germany
17-APR-2009 Daily 20090417 IMG_4958

April 17 2009:
Made in Western Germany

I met up with a friend for coffee today on the condition that he'd bring his Ilford Sportsman along so I could photograph it for my PAD!

He recently picked it up at no cost on freecycle, but I'm not sure if it works now. The strap has snapped (not photographed is the detachable leather case). But at a value of about 10, it must be nice to have!

Ilford were a British company but it seems the whole camera was built in Reutlingen, West Germany by Dacora with the Ilford label.

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Kaden Kratzer06-Sep-2009 20:48
Looking forward to see images made with this beauty. V
Christine21-Apr-2009 09:09
Wow, I'm totally speechless - it seems that Dacora were here until the early 70s and produced quite a lot of cameras. I googled around but couldn't find any information about where the company was situated here in Reutlingen.
Tsk, a camera factory in MY hometown of all places, who'd have thought :-)))
Robin Reid18-Apr-2009 19:02
A fun possession to ahve.
David Mingay18-Apr-2009 13:39
Cool. Is that black diamond a rangefinder? Suddenly I want to load a film in my (Made in West Germany) Kodak Retinette...
Dan Chusid18-Apr-2009 06:31
I visited Ilford once.
Can't say I remember much about it though.
; )
J. Scott Coile17-Apr-2009 23:49
Oh how I would love to have that classic.
joanteno17-Apr-2009 22:51
Very cool
Nicki Thurgar17-Apr-2009 19:39
How d'you work that then?! ;o)
Zak17-Apr-2009 17:50
the anicent-ness! ;-)
Anja Lieder17-Apr-2009 17:23
A gaspipe camera! Nice design, though! Looks very 1950's!
faye white17-Apr-2009 17:06
Ann LT17-Apr-2009 16:36
What a beauty!
Does it still work?