Bolsey A
Bolsey B
Bolsey C
Bolsey Explorer
Bolsey Jubilee
Jacques Bolsey

The Bolsey Explorer is a name variant of the Braun Gloriette, sold by Bolsey around 1955. It is a simple 35mm viewfinder camera, with lever advance, a Steinheil Cassar 45/2.8 lens, a Vero synchronized shutter from 1/25 to 1/200 and a cold shoe. The back is hinged, stamped Made in Germany in the leatherette.

It exists both in black (seen in an eBay auction) or in clear leatherette.


  • Pont, Patrice-Hervé. Le Bolsey. Fotofiche n°9. Flassy (France): Fotosaga, June 1988. (Leaflet, no ISBN number.)
  • Sanford, Richard. Bolsey, the man behind the camera. Home publication, 2003. (No ISBN number.)
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