[rollei_list] Limit of Rolleicord Triotar...list price published

I have uploaded to the web the 1954 Burleigh Brooks
Inc. (official F&H distributor for USA). As Richard
commented, the prices difference between Rolleicord
and Rolleiflex models were significant and this was
the reason the Rolleiflex Standard Neu was
manufactured on 1939 and the Rolleiflex T from 1958,
the purpose was to fill the price jump between
Rolleicord and Rolleiflex with an intermediate model:

http://silveremulsion.blogspot.com/

All the best
Carlos 

 --- Carlos Manuel Freaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
escribió:

> Yes Richard, however German and American economies
> were and are different. Prochnow gives the prices
> for
> Germany on 1950 for the III and on 1953 for the
> Rolleicord IV in German Marks; I only have the
> official Burleigh Brooks Inc. retail prices for USA
> in
> dollars on 1954 for the Rolleicord IV and my
> reasoning
> is simple, if Jim had a Rolleicord III he bought on
> 1952 costing $149.50 and a Rolleicord IV Xenar lens
> costed $149.50 on 1954, Jim's Rolleicord III could
> have a Xenar lens.
> According a new Jim's message he is not sure if the
> camera was a Rolleicord III or IV because he doesn't
> remember the exact year he bought the camera, and
> then
> it's difficult to know the model without the camera
> serial number really.-
> 
> All the best
> Carlos     
>  --- Richard Knoppow <dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> escribió:
> 
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Carlos Manuel Freaza"
> <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 5:59 PM
> > Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Limit of Rolleicord
> > Triotar, 
> > prices
> > 
> > 
> > > Richard K. wrote a good point, the camera price.
> I
> > > have an original 1954 list price from Burleigh
> > Brooks
> > > Inc.,10 West 46th Street New York 36, N.Y, that
> I
> > > bought from Craig cameras because it contains
> the
> > 2.8C
> > > prices, if your camera costed 149.50$, this is
> the
> > > exact price for the 1954 Rolleicord IV with
> Xenar
> > lens
> > > and ever ready case, and then it's almost sure
> > your
> > > camera was a Rolleicord III with Xenar lens and
> > ever
> > > ready case, a Rolleicord III with Triotar lens
> was
> > > cheaper clearly. In other words, if your 1952
> > > Rolleicord III camera had identical price
> > regarding
> > > the newer Rolleicord IV with Xenar lenses, your
> > > Rolleicord III had Xenar lenses too.-
> > >
> > > All the best
> > > Carlos

 
> >    Remember that at the time price fixing of
> > products was 
> > legal and common. Discounts were often given by
> > dealers but 
> > could not be advertised.
> >    Prochnow gives prices in DM for the time the
> > cameras were 
> > released. While converting these prices to U.S.
> ones
> > can not 
> > be done directly the _ratio_ is interesting.
> > 
> > Model III Triotar  DM 248
> > Model III Xenar    DM 268
> > MOdel IV  Xenar    DM 338
> > 
> > For comparison, the prices he gives for the
> > Rolleiflex 3.5A 
> > (Automat MX) in the same period are:
> > 
> > Jena Tessar or Opton Tessar    DM 510
> > Xenar                          DM 490
> > 
> > 
> > ---
> > Richard Knoppow
> > Los Angeles, CA, USA
> > dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


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