ICA, Icarette 501

ICA, Icarette 501, Germany, 1920

ICA, or Internationale Camera Actiengesellschaft, was born in 1909 from the merger of four companies, Hüttig AG from Dresden, Kamerawerk Dr. Krügener from Francoforte, Emil Wünsche AG from Reick near Dresden and Carl Zeiss Jena–Palmos Camerabau from Jena; of the four, Hüttig AG was the oldest one. At first the company kept producing the most successful models of the four brands. In the fall of 1926 ICA Dresden was absorbed by Zeiss Ikon.

The Icarette series was introduced by ICA in 1912. When ICA was absorbed by Zeiss Ikon, the Icarette series kept being produced with the Zeiss Ikon name while keeping the ICA codes. In 1930 the Icarette received new Zeiss Ikon product numbers and in 1934 the production ended.


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