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.

Model Nova
Purchased 2005/06/10
Date of Manufacture  
Cost 131EUR
Current Value  
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