SIDA - (Żelazkiewicz i Nipanicz)
camera made by watch factory
|Manufacturer||Wytwórnia Zegarowa WUZET Żelazkiewicz K. i Nipanicz E. sp. z o.o. in Warsaw
||Roll film 32 mm (SIDA)|
||24 x 24 mm (10 photos)|
|Years of production||1937 -1939
|Lens||fix-focus - single-lens, f = 1:8, focal length 35 mm
|Shutter||Shutter speed: T - time (1/25 sec.) and M - moment(B)|
|Focus setting||fix focus|
|Additional equipment||Camera Case|
|Price (1938 rok)||6,50 - zł
|History of SIDA camera began in December 1934, when Fritz Kaftański and Karl Gumpel received a patent for miniature camera, which used 32 mm roll film. Production began in 1936, in the company SIDA GmbH in Berlin founded by the inventors (Sida Gesellschaft für Photographische Apparate mbH, Berlin). Initially, camera body was made of metal (light metal alloys) painted in black or green, later it was replaced with cheaper material - bakelite.
SIDA was produced by many companies in different European countries - Italy, England, France (after moving the factory from Germany). Different models of the camera (EXTRA, STANDARD, SIDAX) were produced until early post-war years.
In 1937, Wytwórnia Zegarów WUZET Żelazkiewicz K. i Nipanicz E. in Warsaw started a licensed production of SIDA camera in Poland.
|No: WZ / SID / 10 / 10|
SIDA camera produced by WUZET Żelazkiewicz-Nipanicz (ebonite body)
|No: WZ / SID / 10 / 20|
|SIDA camera produced by WUZET Żelazkiewicz-Nipanicz factory, camera with a metal knob used for winding film forward
Camera found in private collection. Photo by Jacek Przybyszewski
SIDA and original camera case
SIDA Polish produced camera - made of ebonite (left) and SIDA camera made in England - made of metal. Handle for strap attachment is mounted at the bottom of camera. In front of the cameras can be found SIDA film roll - used exclusively by these cameras.