Aged Leather – 1938 Leather Camera Case

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Leather, like wine, only gets better with time if it is high quality and treated right. Here is what I mean. This is a Balda Super Pontura, an incredibly well made and rare camera from a 1938 pre-WWII Germany. I’ll throw some pictures in of the camera itself so you can appreciate it… But that is not why we are here. Check out the state of the original leather case.

Doubtlessly this camera and case were well taken care of. If it were used more I’m sure the case would be much more scratched and the leather much more ragged. Instead, the leather is in fantastic shape.

I found this little gem at a thrift store. It’s 75 years old.

Would you look at that!

Balda Super Pontura 6x93

Balda Super Pontura 6x96 Balda Super Pontura 6x97 Balda Super Pontura 6x98 Balda Super Pontura 6x91 Balda Super Pontura 6x92
Balda Super Pontura 6x94 Balda Super Pontura 6x95

 

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A love for the symbolism of quality motivates me to enjoy the excellence of these products. I hope my labors are helpful to you. Most photos are shot with a Canon 6D and L glass and are not edited for color. What you see is what you get.

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