Original 1936 First Model Boltavit Sub-Miniature Spy Camera by Bolta-Werk, Germany. I have seen others out there claiming to be the 1936 first model but did not have hinges on both sides and/or had a chrome finish, they were later models (ie: Photavit) The 1936 Boltavit is a cast-metal camera that takes 24x24mm exposures on un-perforated 35mm film on special Bolta spools. The camera has hinges on both sides and black leather front and back panels. S’ on the shutter face is for “shutter lock”. Doppel Objectiv lens which reads on the inside rim 1: 7,7 f = 40mm. Camera measures 3 1/8″x 2 1/8″x 1 1/2″, Case measures 3 3/4″x 2 3/4″x 1 5/8″. It belonged to my grandfather, Ive had it put away since the early 80’s. Near Mint Pre-Owned, As Found Condition!! Very Rare, Impossible to Find in This Condition!! The black enamel finish looks virtually like new, as do the leather panels. The shutter does stick open 1 out of 5 times but closes when you pull the lever back again, I think lever just needs a little oil. The shutter lock works and the shutter speed selector moves freely. The take up wheel works smooth. The aperture wheel moves through its cycle but is a little bit tight, once again probably needs a little oil. The viewfinder is a little cloudy. The only place that shows very minimal wear is on the back side of the lens housing and where the shutter speed selector makes contact with the lens housing. It has a roll of film still in it! The leather case needs a little repair on the inside of the lid (glue is separated) and the leather hinge on the back split, which shows in the pictures. Other than that the case is in good shape & leather has a nice patina. I have done nothing to it such as cleaning or restoration, it is totally original!! This Boltavit is the closest to mint condition of its type for sale anywhere!! I strive to provide as much detail in the description and photos as possible. Item(s) are packaged carefully and securely. All items come from a smoke & pet free home! Please check out my other items! The item “Vintage 1936 Bolta-Bolavit German Subminiature Spy Camera NEAR MINT CONDITION” is in sale since Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Subminiature Cameras”. The seller is “newblue44″ and is located in Randallstown, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Bolta
- Series: 1936
- Format: 24 x 24 mm exposure on 35mm
- Model: Boltavit
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany