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.
Other interesting Ica catalogs or product lists:
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.
Text and scans by Daniel Jiménez Chocrón.
First edition: 8 Dec 2014. Last update: 29 Aug 2016.
Published under a Creative Commons BY-NC License.