Camera "Sida Optyka" 1937

Produced by a company who made watches "K.Zelazkiewicz & E. Niepanicz".
Which gained a license from "Fritz Kaftanski - Berlin".

The technical description:
- format 24x24mm
- migawka 1/50s i B
- obiektyw 1:8/35mm.



Camera "Sida Optyka" 1938

Made from black bakelite. The the camera's front look was slightly changed by adding a black-brass panel. This piece has an adnotation informing that it's an Italian patent. The interesting thing is, that I'd actually found and original, already developed film. The photos were probably taken in 1938/39 in Cracov. In one of the pictures, the boat 'Dunajec' can be seen in the background. This is the Cracovian Dunajec (there was also a Warsowian one). Looking at these photos, you can see happy peple merrily posing and smiling for the camera. All this would be finished with the horror and terror that September 1939 would bring into their lives.


Photos taken by Sida