Ruberg & Renner cameras: Anyone have information?

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by l._david_tomei|1, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. I bought a Ruberg & Renner Dixi practically in mint condition and in its original box. However, there doesn't seem to be much information about this company prior to their becoming a munitions factory in the 1930's. Does anyone have any information on these simple cameras and the company? I have attached a couple images of it. Thanks. David
  2. ...and the back. Sorry if the image quality isn't great. Shot these with an ancient Toshiba digital.
  3. They made motorcycle and bicycle drive chains in Hagen Germany. Your Dixi is an unusual camera from 1932. It's worth around $120. Nice camera, you should use it !
  4. I dig the crackled paint.
  5. Doesn't look like the viewfinder will be very accurate.
  6. I should use it at least once I suppose but it is very basic (i.e. crude) and the viewfinder is, well, basic as you say, David. However, the crackle finish is nearly perfect and I was curious why they are of value. I thought I was missing something about their history. I see others for sale that are rather badly corroded yet still have collectors' interest.

    Thanks, Gene. I know that they eventually made ammunition casings that look strangely like the camera. Perhaps the tooling already in place fit the size needed for bullets? Curious.


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