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German WW1 aerial camera? (ICA Dresden, model RK II 300)
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Thank you for letting me join this knowledgeable community! At the Yale Peabody Museum's Division of Historical Scientific Instruments, we have a very interesting aerial camera (model RK II…Continue

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Alexi Baker replied to Alexi Baker's discussion German WW1 aerial camera? (ICA Dresden, model RK II 300)
"Thank you so much, Peter! The insights into the camera's use are very helpful, and the photograph from Wikipedia is extremely relevant as well; I had not come across that before."
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Peter Hamilton replied to Alexi Baker's discussion German WW1 aerial camera? (ICA Dresden, model RK II 300)
"This looks like an aerial reconnaissance camera made for taking oblique views (as opposed to vertical views), probably hand-directed in a moving mount. The caption suggests it used "roll-film plates" which is a contradiction in terms, but…"
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Alexi Baker replied to Alexi Baker's discussion German WW1 aerial camera? (ICA Dresden, model RK II 300)
"Neat - thanks, Michael!"
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Michael Pritchard replied to Alexi Baker's discussion German WW1 aerial camera? (ICA Dresden, model RK II 300)
"The Zeiss lens number dates to c1918. "
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German WW1 aerial camera? (ICA Dresden, model RK II 300)

Thank you for letting me join this knowledgeable community! At the Yale Peabody Museum's Division of Historical Scientific Instruments, we have a very interesting aerial camera (model RK II 300) that Internationale Camera Ag of Dresden made for the German military during WW1.Here are some photos of it and of some of our related archival papers, as well as a summary of what I know so far about its history: …See More
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