Logo 2 1929

Logo from 1929

Kamera-Fabrik Woldemar Beier was a German camera factory in Freital near Dresden. It was founded by Woldemar Beier in 1923 and began producing wooden plate cameras. In 1932 Beier introduced its first 35mm camera model. After WWII Beier stayed independent until the East German state took over a big share of the company in 1959. Then the company produced its first "Beier-Matic" half-automatic cameras. After its complete takeover by the state in 1972 Beier was renamed to VEB (citizens' own company) Kamerafabrik Freital, and later the Karl Pouva Kamerafabrik, the Tharand-Werke and the Optisches Werk Ernst Ludwig (Weixdorf) were taken over by the company.


Camera industry in Dresden
Balda | Certo | Eho-Altissa | Ernemann | Feinmess | Hüttig | ICA | Ihagee | Kochmann | Kerman | KW | Eugen Loeber | Ludwig | Mentor | Mimosa | Pentacon | Richter | Werner | Wünsche | Zeiss Ikon | Zeh
Camera distributors in Dresden
Camera industry in Freital
Beier | Pouva | Thowe | Welta


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