|Box-Tengor 54-2 - 1934|
Flash forward to current day. I happened to purchase my first Box Tengor at an auction as part of a small lot of older cameras. My real target at the time was a pristine Argus CC 35mm camera in a large container. A dingy cube-shaped leather case came along with the winning bid of the CC. I soon realized this case contained a camera from the vaunted lineage of Zeiss Ikon - a Box Tengor. Wow. A very nice extra. An impressive camera.
A trip to a local camera store resulted in the purchase of the next Tengor. This one was in even better shape and featured chrome accents. (sigh) Now I'm hooked. I'll be sure to keep my eye out for any online offerings or thrift store finds - though it seems these old Box-Tengors are not very plentiful in the US as they would naturally be in Europe.
Along with the camera came a ratty set of instructions. I've scanned them in their rather raw state for your review. Kodak never needed to shop instructions with their box cameras. With the Zeiss models, you definitely need to read-up before heading out to shoot.