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Vintage Distinctive Table/Desk Lamp - Kodak Retina IIa Camera - Photographer gift - Vintage Lover gift - retro design fan

Regular price $217.00 CAD
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Vintage Kodak Retina IIa Camera & Leitz-Wetzlar reflector converted into a unique and distinctive desk lamp.
Get that retro look instantly in any room.
The camera and reflector are in excellent condition and just great to look at.
The lamp makes a great Eco-friendly gift and adds a little vintage flair to any room.
Nice present for the retro design fan, the vintage lover, and any photographer.

The creative reuse of old vintage cameras as Bluetooth speaker, clocks, lamps, or Echo Dot Holder puts these old design icons back in the hands of people, out of dark basements and attics. The beauty of the mid-century design pieces is their versatility – you can treat them as feature piece or liberally use them throughout any contemporary space.

A 7-watt vintage style bulb, classic filament design is included.
Has in cord on / off switch.
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Handmade by Small Business in USA

Dimensions

Height: 13.0 inches
Width: 3.0 inches
Length: 5.0 inches

History

The Kodak Retina IIa was a rangefinder, folding 35mm camera made by Kodak AG, the German subsidiary of Kodak.<br data-mce-fragment="1"><br data-mce-fragment="1">The designation Retina IIa can refer to two different camera production runs, separated by a gap of 10 years. Retina collectors and Retina historical specialists refer to Retina models by the factory Type number given before the camera name.<br data-mce-fragment="1">The pre-WWII Type 150 Retina IIa was a redesign of the top plate, combined rangefinder/viewfinder and frame counter of the preceding Type 142 Retina II. It had a film advance knob on top and a depth-of-field scale wheel on the camera body's bottom. The 1950s models got a film advance lever instead.<br data-mce-fragment="1">The Type 150 Retina IIa was manufactured from 1939 to 1941. Only 5107 pieces were produced.<br data-mce-fragment="1">The war-time German government ordered a stop to all camera production at Kodak A.G. in the summer of 1941.<br data-mce-fragment="1">From 1946, the Type 011 Retina II was in production until 1949.<br data-mce-fragment="1">From 1949 to 1950, the Type 014 Retina II was manufactured.