Instruments of Science and Technology

Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge

Date of the auction: 15.09.2021

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A Rare White Faced Rolleiflex Camera,

F3.5 no. 2205035, with Planar 7MM f3.5 no. 2255828, a rare ever-ready case, together with User's Manual and an In Practical Use booklet

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Hasselblad XPAN II Camera with Equipment,

with lens F4 45mm no. 8Y5P32813, XPAN lens 90-F4, no. 825P18637, complete with maker's boxes

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Hasselblad 501c Camera with Equipment,

No. 17810203, with Distagon F4 5cm no. 7499003, with spare A12 magazine, lens hood, various maker's boxes and instruction booklets

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Twin-Lens Reflex Camera,

No. A50233, with Sonnar F1.5 5m no. 1607265, with original maker's leather case

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A BRONICA delux Type 2 SLR camera,

with Nikkor-P 7.5cm f/2.8 lens and rare two-tone body finish

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Reid Model III Camera,

No. P1846, Reid & Sigrist Ltd. Leicester, Eng., with Leitz 5cm F2 Summar no. 238507, with non-original case

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A LeCoultre Co Compass Camera,

No. 2205, with lens cap

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A very rare Leitz Cine Prototype lens,

No.0000187 complete with Leitz caps

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A LEICINA prototype cine camera,

No. 8S-18, with 25mm f/2 prototype lens, marked 08-820 V 1.23 which stands for Versuch, in this case, 1 of 23, also marked B653 which stands for the computation of the Lens

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leitz 28.64 f/2.4 MM Underwater lens,

No. 207-0007, aperture 2.4 to 16; together with a Leitz Elcan 170mm f/9.5 lens, no. 090-0105, highly unusual and attractive finish

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Nikon 3 Olympic Model,

No. 6320006, with matching Olympic lens, Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 lens no. 140269

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A rare Leitz LEICAVIT EINZEL,

this version of the Leicavit Einzel was never produced commercially and it activates the shutter as the film is advanced

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A rare Leitz OLLUX lens hood,

for the steel 35mm f/1.4 Summilux lens in M mount

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,900

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leitz Prototype camera bracket,

with unusual crackle finish

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leitz prototype extender,

with twist grip securing control, applied with trade label on the side, extended length 5 1/2in (14cm

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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Three Leitz M4 prototype top plates,

each impressed Made by Leitz Canada, two with titanium finish and the third in platinum (3

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A rare wooden film magazine for the Oscar Barnack cinematographic camera,

with brass fittings, 11in (28cm) long

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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Three original Oscar Barnack constructional drawings,

two signed 'Barnack' to the lower right, each pencil sketch ib graph paper, with notes and dimensions the largest 4 by 6in (10 by 15.3cm) (3

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leitz Military MIRRR Lens in military green

No. 00729

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leitz unfinished prototype of 20cm f/4 lens focusing housing,

no optics

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leica MP brochure,

German text with operating instructions and Leica MP exhibition and pricing details, two pages, four photographic illustrations, octavo

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Cut-away of Leitz 2.8mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R lens,

in R mount, this cut-away illustrates the complexity of the Leicaflex focusing mount

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leitz 400mm f/4 lens,

No. 000125

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leitz THAMBAR M 90mm f/2.2 prototype lens

No. 4694489 and numbered in red N24/25, this is a reincarnation of the famous Thambar portrait lens, in leather case with shoulder strap and mounted in lined presentation card case out outer wraps, edition 24 of 25

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A rare Leica IIIC,

No. 387331, with Hektor 2.8cm f/6.3 lens, no. 336 845, engraved M18 on inner flange, Reichsadler white embossed on shutter blind

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A prototype Leica M8,

No. N00013, this is a non-working unit

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leica white dial synchronisation converted from a Leica II of 1932,

No. 19888, with 3.5 cm f/3.5 Summaron lens, no. 1961264, and white dial, flash synchronisation

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leica 1 Model A,

No. 574, with Elmax 50mm f/3.5 lens, complete with no dimple shutter release, early knobs, flat eyepiece, baseplate with early catch, lens flange with early knurling. Shutter still retains the ratchet and vulcanite of the early period

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A Leica Compur Dial set Model,

No. 5812, lens mount with dial set but no lens details, top plate with rare feathered knobs, black tipped R lever and non dimpled shutter release

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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A very rare Leica M5 finished in black paint,

No. 1350468, all parts finished in black paint except the name plate

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021