KR Toporex - (H.Kolberg i S-ka In Warsaw)
"KR" - Hand Camera (Kamera Ręczna)
In 1932, polish company from Warsaw - H.Kolberg i S-ka - in cooperation with the French Societe des Etablissements Krauss from Paris produced aerial photography camera marked KR Toporex. KR symbol came from an acronym of: kamera ręczna (a handheld camera), which meant that camera was not attached to the aircraft skin – to take pictures one had to hold it in hands. It was a camera with a manually winded film (winded by turning a lever at the base of camera body).
Devices of this type were installed onboard PZL 23 "Karaś" and RWD 14 „Czapla” aircrafts.
No: Kol / KR / 10
Fabryka Aparatów Optycznych i Precyzyjnych H.Kolberg i S-ka In Warsaw (in cooperation with Societe des Establissements Krauss Paris, France)
||Handheld camera for aerial photography|
|Film||"film inside a cassette", enabling taking 50 photos
||10 x 12 cm
|Years of production||1932 - 1933
||f=2,7 focal length 165 mm
Photos and details of KR camera were taken from an article by Marcin Skrzypacz found on: http://www.weu1918-1939.pl/aparat-fotograficzny-kr/ and publication: Serja zdjęć uzyskanych objektywem projektowanym i wykonanym przez fabrykę H.Kolberg i S-ka w Warszawie.