May 2013

Sine Photographic Equipment

May 6 – May 22, 2013

Most of the camera equipment in the auction comes from an American private collector. Highlights include a rare Black MOOLY motor, 3 different Leica turrets including an unusual one by an unknown maker, an extremely Rare Leitz Extender-M, a Sabre Gun Stock and a collection of Leica Copies.

Non-Leica offerings include a Rare Nikon Nikkor-T.C 500mm f/5 Black Lens in Leica Screw Mount in a fitted wood case, one of less than 30 produced, a Rare Nippon Regno-Nikkor 5cm f/2 Chrome for Hansa Seiki/Canon, a Rare Zeiss Jena Contax Flektometer 3 Lens Outfit and a Canon S2 Chrome with 5cm f/3.5 Nikkor in Hansa/Seiki Focusing Mount.

Highlights from other owners include a Rare and Important Inverted Metallurgic Microscope Camera, by Le Chatelier and Ph. Pellin, Paris. Henri Louis Le Chatelier (French, 1850-1936) was a chemist most famous for devising Le Chatelier’s principle, used by chemists to predict the effect a changing condition has on a system in chemical equilibrium. His name is also included as one of 72 French scientists, engineers etc. that are engraved on the Eiffel Tower in Paris in recognition of their contributions by Gustave Eiffel. The Chatelier process is still in use in metallurgy today.

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