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Can you help me get some information about my old Hapo 5?

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Hey guys

I received this old (believed to be 1938??? or around) Hapo 5 camera from my deceased Opa (dutch grandfather) sometime after he died in 1999. It always amazed me as it sat on show on his display cabinet, so it was given to me after he passed. Anyways I've been trying to find out some information on it such as when it was made, where it was made, etc etc, and possibly an estimated value even though its priceless to me. I have the original reciept/warranty card (its in dutch, handwritten but has no year on it), the focus disk and what I believe to be the original case with it.

Here are some pics, sorry for the quality as they are from my phone camera.... D:, and excuse the crappy background.

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So if anyone has any information or can lead me to any information it would be greatly appreciated, i've googled it but only found 2 or 3 random links with nothing specific.
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nearest I can tell. and I'm not a real expert on cameras that is a zeiss ikon hapo 5 which is a copy of the original porst hapo 50 which is a 6x9 or 4.5x6 original medium format camera.
I'm not sure what years zeiss produced those. But the original porst versions were made from the 1930s to 1950s.

hope this helps
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Sweet, thanks. I asked a friend and he found this link
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Franka
that says its from around 1938/39.
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not the same camera sec I'm trying to dfind that lenses manufacturer
lol ok I found your exact camera to the letter.

its a
BETTAX (ZECA)
Pagamintas Paul Zeh Kamerawerk, Dresden, Vokietija, 1936 m. Dumplinis, juostelės tipas 120-60 mm., kadro dydis 6x6 cm. Užraktas centrinis Pronto, išlaikymai 1/25-1/125 sek. ir ,,T”, ,,B”.
Objektyvas Gauthler G.m.b.H. Calmbach AGC Pronto, židinio nuotolis 10,5 cm., diafragma 6,3-22.

here is the link to the page.
http://www.fotokolekcija.lt/lt/vidutinio_didelio_formato.htm

its the middle camera second line down.

its actually a 1936 model
Edited by vedaire - 3/8/12 at 9:33pm
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