Serial Number: Cam0024
Folding plate camera
Country of Origin:
USD 400.00 - 420.00
The Taxo is an inexpensive folding
plate camera. The body is constructed of metal,
covered with leather, and has a single extension
bellows. It was available in two styles. The basic
model has focus by means of sliding the front standard on a track.
It was listed in two sizes as 122/3 (6.5 x 9cm) and
122/7 (9 x 12cm).The deluxe model had a radial lever
focus, and was also available in two sizes, the 126/3
(6.5 x 9cm) and 126/7 (9 x 12cm).Lenses offered were
Pereskop, Novar, Frontar and Dominar in Derval shutter.
Contessa Nettel marketed the Taxo as far back as the
early 1920's. When they merged with Goerz, Ernemann and Ica in 1926 to form Zeiss Ikon, the Taxo
became part of the Zeiss catalog. The radial arm focus
model was discontinued in 1930, the simpler model
the following year.