K W Box Reflex - Antique and Vintage Cameras

K W Box Reflex


Kamera Werkstätten Guthe & Thorsch



Image of K W Box Reflex

f4.5, 10.5 cm Laack Pololyt, iris diaphragm to f16. Serial no. 222626 .

3 speed 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, B, T. Spring powered and regulated.

Leather covered metal body.

8, 6 x 9 cm exposures on 120 roll-film.

Front-cell to 3' 6".

Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size ground glass screen.
The mirror forms a light tight compartment when focusing, on pressing the release the mirror rises exposing the film, attached to the back of the mirror is a bar which pulls up a metal plate and so closes the shutter. The mirror is raised by a spring when tripped, manually re-set.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter. Spirit level.

Serial Number:
8563 .

This is a very cheap but soundly made single-lens reflex. The shutter range is limited but is adequate for the snap shots for which it would have been used. Two red windows are present at the top and bottom of the back.

Several lenses were available having apertures of f4.5 or f6.3. Early cameras had clips at the front of the camera to attach it to the sides. A spirit level is present on some (? late) models.

References & Notes:
BP 365925/1932. BJA 1934, pp. 132, 279. BJA, 1935, p. 133. BJA, 1938, p. 124.

Company Details:

Kamera Werkstätten

Spiegel Reflex

Stereo Tropical Ross

Stereo Tropical Soho

Tropical Soho

Improved Artist Reflex

Tropical Minex

Tropical Folding Minex

Duplex Ruby Reflex

Duplex Reflex

Ensign Tropical Reflex

Lizars De Luxe Tropical

R. B. Miral

Shew Reflector

Ralli No 5

Adams Reflex



Folding Minex


Birdland Reflex

Self-Focusing Reflex

Square Reflector

Two Shutter Reflex

NS Patent Reflex

R. B. Auto Graflex

Mentor Reflex


Dainty Soho Reflex

Special Ruby Reflex

Ruby de Luxe Reflex

Duplex Ruby Reflex

Junior Special Ruby

Horizontal Reflex


Apem Reflex

Salex De Luxe

All British Planex Reflex

Dallmeyer De Luxe Reflex

Dallmeyer Baby Speed Reflex

N&G Folding Reflex

N&G Folding Reflex

Ensign Folding Reflex


Roll-film Paff

2 ¼B Roll-film Reflex

Ensign Roll-film Reflex

Focal Plane Roll-film Camera

Ideal Reflex

Mentor Compur

K W Box Reflex




Exakta Model B

Exakta Model C


Pentacon Six

Hasselblad F series

Hasselblad 500c

Corfield 66