Franka Kamerawerk

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Franka Kamerawerk was a manufacturer of camera equipment situated in Bayreuth, Germany.[1] It was founded by Franz Vyskocil in 1909. Company was known under several names during its life: Vysko-Fabrik Franz Vyskocil; Weigand & Vyskocil; Frankonia-Kamerawerk; Hogaschwerk; Franka-Kamerawerk.[1] By 1958 Franka had 154 employees and production of 650,000 cameras.[2]

In 1962 Franka was sold to Henry Wirgin (Wirgin) and camera production ceased in 1967.

Camera models[edit]

  • Bonafix
  • Bubi
  • Champion
  • Francolor
  • Franka
  • Frankamatic
  • Frankarette
  • Record
  • Rolfix
  • Rollop
  • Solida
  • Solida Record
  • Solida Jr.
  • Super Frankarette
  • Weitz