The KW Patent Etui plate camera.
|KW Patent Etui (6.5x9 Model), 12cm /f4.5 Tessar Lens in Compur Shutter|
It seems extraordinary that such a lot of talent and resources in camera manufacturing came back together in Dresden immediately on the heels of a war that was so devastating for Germany. The concentration of resources encouraged modular designs that promoted quality while maintaining reasonable price points. All the different plate camera producers made use of similar design features, and key components including shutters, lenses and viewfinders were often supplied as complete assemblies from Zeiss and the other major players in the industry.