introduction | Nova | Tex | Film
The Nova and Tex are closely related, designed by Fritz Kaftanski of Berlin who also designed the Mini Flex and Sida cameras. Both the Nova and Tex have cast metal body and take 3 x 4 cm negatives using special 35mm film cassettes marked Hermes Nova. The lens pulls forward via telescoping boxes. The body is marked DRP Ang and DRGM and Foreign intended for domestic and export sales.
The Nova was introduced in 1938. It has an Anastigmat f4.5 lens, shutter marked B, 25, 50,100. Cast-metal body identical to the Adloff Tex.
A consignment was found of new cameras, normally accompanied by two film cassettes marked "Hermes Nova", but without lenses. With lens $100-150, without $40-60.
|Date of Manufacture|
|Auction Price||Ebay *2005/06/10 131EUR
Auction 2002/11/15 250EUR
|Comment||No lens, small chip on back|
Last Updated on 24th September 2005