When I started looking for information about early Ica cameras I noticed the lack of original sources about them in the Internet, so I purchased three reprinted catalogs and scanned them to share with collectors. Additionaly, I've been buying digitized catalogs, but unfortunately I'm not allowed to share them. I'm still very interested in the early catalogs, so please contact me if you have more information to share.

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All the text is in German. The 1919 and 1922 catalogs use the symbol «ſ» for the long «s» in words such as Teſſar, Aviſo, Univerſal, Kaſſetten, etc. It should be read as an «s»: Tessar, Aviso, Universal, Kassetten, etc.


Ica Cameras (1919)
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Ica Cameras (1922)
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Ica Cameras (1925)
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The Ica cameras at a glance

These tables are a summary of all the photographic cameras appearing in the Ica catalogs that I've been able to examine, from 1911 to 1925. I've included a column about film holders to help collectors and users to find the suitable ones for their cameras.
The following tables may serve as a very useful guide to whether or not a certain model was marketed at a specific time, but keep in mind that a camera not appearing in a catalog doesn't necessarily mean it was discontinued. The 1912 and 1919 catalogs that I own, for instance, seem to be abridged versions.

Code - Product code of the camera (Katalognummer).
Camera - Name of the camera as it appears in the catalog. A few cameras were marketed with different names but sharing the same product code.
Size - The image size the camera takes (in centimeters). Decimals are indicated with a comma.
Film holder - Product code of the compatible plate holder (where applies). It doesn't refer to filmpacks.
Roll film - Type of roll film in standard Kodak nomenclature (where applies).
The columns 1911-1925 refer to whether or not the camera appears in one of those year's catalogs.

Magazine and box cameras


code camera size (cm) film holder 1911 1912 1913/14 1914 1919 1921 1922 1925
1-3 Aviso 4,5×6 -
4 Aviso 4,5×6 721


5 Trilby 6×9 -


11 Trilby 6×9 -


12 Trilby 6,5×9 -


13 Trilby 6×9 -

14 Trilby 6,5×9 -
15 Trilby 6×9 -


16 Trilby 6,5×9 -




17 Trilby 9×12 -
18 Trilby 9×12 -
20 Trilby 9×12 -
29 Trilby 9×12 -
30 Trilby 9×12 -





31 Trilby 9×12 -



33 Trilby 9×12 -



35 Trilby 9×12 -






37 Onix 6×9 120 roll film






38 Onix 6,5×11 116 roll film









Folding plate cameras


code camera size (cm) film holder 1911 1912 1913/14 1914 1919 1921 1922 1925
40 Bebe 4,5×6 726


40/1 Bebe 4,5×6 726






40/2 Bebe 4,5×6 726






41 Bebe 6,5×9 726/3


41/2 Bebe 6,5×9 726/3






48 Victrix 4,5×6 721
50 Atom 4,5×6 ?






51 Atom (vertical) 4,5×6 721
53 Atom (horizontal) 4,5×6 721
75 Cupido 6×9 / 6,5×9 726/3
80 Cupido 9×12 727/6



85 Cupido 10×15 ?






105 Volta 6×9 / 6,5×9 721/3




Sirene 6×9 / 6,5×9 721/3





106 Volta 6×9 / 6,5×9 721/3






107 Maximar 6×9 / 6,5×9 721/3






109 Niklas 6×9 / 6,5×9 726/3
110 Trona 6×9 / 6,5×9 721/3






111 Ideal 6×9 / 6,5×9 726/3
125 Volta 9×12 721/6



135 Lola 9×12 ?






Sirene 9×12 721/6
136 Lola 9×12 721/6





145 Teddy 9×12 ?






146 Teddy 9×12 721/6



Volta 9×12 721/6





155 Corrida 9×12 ?






156 Corrida 9×12 721/6


165 Reicka 9×12 ?






168 Hekla 9×12 721/6



175 Alpha 9×12 721/6




180 Ikar / Icar 9×12 721/6


185 Trix 9×12 726/6



205 Ideal 9×12 726/6


Niklas 9×12 726/6





207 Maximar 9×12 721/6
208 Delta 9×12 722/6




209 Orix 9×12 721/6






210 Trona 9×12 721/6


215 Toska 9×12 726/6



225 Nelson 9×12 726/6



Ideal 9×12 726/6





226 Nelson 9×12 726/6





235 Minimal 9×12 726/6



246 Ideal 9×12 726/6
250 Ikarus 9×12 ?






255 Klapp Palmos 9×12 739/6
265 Favorit 9×12 737/6
266 Favorit (tropical) 9×12 721/6a



270 Juwel 9×12 737/6



275 Universal Palmos 9×12 737/6



Universal Juwel 9×12 737/6





285 Tropica 9×12 726/6a
295 Volta 10×15 721/12
305 Reicka 10×15 737/12




308 Orix 10×15 721/12

311 Trix 10×15 721/12


325 Ideal 10×15 737/12

330 Toska 10×15 737/12
335 Favorit 10×15 737/12
345 Tropica 10×15 743/12


355 Volta 13×18 721/13
365 Trix 13×18 737/13



Niklas 13×18 737/13





385 Ideal 13×18 737/13
395 Ingo 13×18 721/13


400 Jul 13×18 737/13


Toska 13×18 737/13





402 Jul (stereo) 13×18 737/13






Toska (stereo) 13×18 737/13






410 Triplex 13×18 737/13




425 Favorit 13×18 737/13

430 Tropica 13×18 ?






435 Tropica 13×18 743/13



Favorit 13×18 743/13






440 Juwel 13×18 737/13




Universal Juwel 13×18 737/13




445 Universal Palmos 13×18 ?






450 Minimum Palmos 4,5×6 726






454 Minimum Palmos 6×9 / 6,5×9 739/2

455 Minimum Palmos 3¼×4¼ in ?





456 Minimum Palmos 9×12 739/6
457 Minimum Palmos 10×15 737/12


458 Minimum Palmos 10×12,5 ?





460 Rekord 9×12 ?


465 Rekord 13×18 737/13



Folding roll film cameras

Some of these cameras also take plates.

code camera size (cm) roll film plate size film holder 1911 1912 13/14 1914 1919 1921 1922 1925
488 Icarette 0 4×6,5 127 - -






490 Alpha 6×6 117 / 120 - -




492 Alpha 6×6 117 / 120 - -






495 Icarette I 6×6 117 / 120 - -

496 Icarette I 6×6 117 / 120 4,5×6 721




498/1 Icarette IIA 6×9 120 - -






500 Icarette II 6×9 120 - -



500/1 Icarette II 6×9 120 - -






500/2 Icarette II 6×9 120 6×9 / 6,5×9 721/3






501 Icarette III 6,5×11 116 - -




502 Icarette III 6,5×11 116 6×9 721/3




503 Icarette IIIA 6,5×11 116 - -






505 Halloh 8,3×10,8 118 - -

506 Halloh 8,3×10,8 118 9×12 721/6
510 Halloh 8,3×10,8 118 9×12 721/6
511 Halloh 8,3×10,8 118 9×12 721/6





Lola 8,3×10,8 118 9×12 721/6




515 Trona 8,3×10,8 118? 9×12 ?






535 Lloyd 8,3×10,8 118? 9×12 721/6



540 Lloyd Cupido 8,3×10,8 118? 9×12 729/6




555 Nixe 8,3×10,8 118 9×12 721/6
560 Lloyd Cupido 8,3×10,8 118 - -




565 Nixe II 8,3×10,8 118? 9×12 ?






570 Halloh 8×14 122 9×14 721/8

575 Lloyd 8×14 122 9×14 721/8

576 Lloyd 8×14 122 9×14 721/8





585 Lloyd 10×12,5 ? 9×12 ?






595 Nixe 8×14 122 9×14 721/8
600 Lloyd 13×18 ? 13×18 ?









Stereo cameras


code camera size (cm) film holder 1911 1912 1913/14 1914 1919 1921 1922 1925
602 Plaskop 6×13 721/004






603 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1


Plaskop 4,5×10,7 721/001






603/1 Plaskop 4,5×10,7 filmpack





603/2 Plaskop 4,5×10,7 721/001






604 Stereofix 4,5×10,7 721/1

604/1 Stereofix 4,5×10,7 721/1


605 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1



605/1 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1






606 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1



606/1 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1






607 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1


607/1 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1






607/2 Polyskop 4,5×10,7 721/001






607/3 Polyskop 4,5×10,7 721/001






608 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1



608/1 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1





608/2 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 720/1




608/3 Polyscop 4,5×10,7 ?






609 Polyscop 6×13 729/4

609/1 Polyscop 6×13 729/4




610 Stereolette 4,5×10,7 726/1



611 Stereolette 4,5×10,7 721/1



620 Cupido Stereolette 4,5×10,7 726/1

630 Stereo Ikarus 9×12 ?






640 Stereo Volta 6×13 ?






641 Stereo Volta 9×18 ?






650 Stereo Ideal 9×18 726/10
651 Stereo Ideal 6×13 726/4
660 Stereo Lloyd 9×18 729/10


670 Stereo Lloyd 9×18 ?





675 Stereo Lloyd 8×14 721/8
680 Stereo Reicka 10×15 737/12

Stereo Toska 10×15 737/12






685 Dreiverschluss Reicke 10×15 737/12




690 Dreiverschluss St. Pan. 10×15 ?





691 Dreiverschluss St. Pan. 13×18 738/13




693 Stereo Minimum Palmos 6×13 721/004






695 Klapp Stereo Palmos 9×12 739/6
696 Stereo Minimum Palmos 9×18 739/10

696/1 Minimum Palmos (Pan.) 9×18 739/10



698 Universal St. Palmos 13×18 ?






700 Stereo Triplex 13×18 738/13




705 Stereo Pan. Rekord 9×18 738/10

710 Stereo Pan. Rekord 738/10







Reflex cameras


code camera size (cm) film holder 1911 1912 1913/14 1914 1919 1921 1922 1925
748 Spiegelreflex Künstler 6,5×9 729/2




Spiegelreflex Tudor 6,5×9 721/3






749 Spiegelreflex Künstler 9×9 729/5



Spiegelreflex Tudor 9×9 790/5



750 Spiegelreflex Künstler 9×12 / 10×12 739/3
751 Spiegelreflex Künstler 8×10,5 761/14





752 Spiegelreflex Künstler 10×15 / 12×16 C30




753 Spiegelreflex Künstler 13×18 C31




754 Klappreflex Künstler 6,5×9 739/2






755 Klappreflex Künstler 9×12 739/6






755/1 Klappreflex Künstler 9×12 726/6






756 Spiegelreflex Tudor 9×12 721/6


756/1 Spiegelreflex Tudor 8×10,5 760/14



757 Klappreflex Künstler 10×15 737/12






758 Spiegelreflex Tudor 10×15 721/12



758/1 Spiegelreflex Tudor 9×14 760/17







Reisecameras, studio and field cameras


code camera size (cm) film holder 1911 1912 1913/14 1914 1919 1921 1922 1925
810 Micro Camera 13×18 738/13
811 Stativcamera 9×12 ?






812 Stativcamera 9×12 ?




813 Stativcamera 13×18 ?





814 Stativcamera 13×18 ?






815 Elegant 13×18 C6, C7
816 Elegant 18×24 C14, C15
817 Elegant 24×30 C18

818 Kosmopolit 13×18 C5

819 Kosmopolit 18×24 C13

820 Hochtourist 13×18 C6


821 Hochtourist 18×24 C14


822 Hochtourist 24×30 C18

823 Hochtourist 13×18 C7


824 Hochtourist 18×24 C15


825 Hochtourist 24×30 C20

826 Hochtourist 30×40 ?


827 Hochtourist 40×50 ?






828 Hochtourist 40×50 ?






830 Raupp 13×18 ?






831 Raupp 18×24 ?






834 Perfekt 13×18 C6

835 Perfekt 13×18 C7

836 Perfekt 18×24 C14

837 Perfekt 18×24 C15

838 Perfekt 24×30 ?



839 Perfekt 24×30 ?



842 Amateur 9×12 ?






843 Amateur 9×12 ?






845 Amateur 9×12 ?






846 Amateur 13×18 ?






847 Amateur 18×24 ?




850 Amateur 9×12 ?




855 Amateur 13×18 ?



856 Amateur 18×24 ?




860 Amateur 13×18 ?



861 Amateur 18×24 ?




863 Raupp 13×18 C2

864 Raupp 18×24 C12




Text and scans by Daniel Jiménez Chocrón.

First edition: 8 Dec 2014. Last update: 29 Aug 2016.

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