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donderdag 19 augustus 2010

the Twenties: Billy

The Weimarer Republik wanted to be "modern", loans from America boosted the economy: no wonder that Agfa called their new camera "Billy". Bad timing though: the 1929 crash changed everything.

A few years later Agfa brought the "Trolita" camera, with that more "Nordic" name (but in fact Trolit, Trolitur is the "Bakelite" they used).