The Pouva Start is a simple Bakelite camera with a screw-out lens and shutter unit. It was a great success for Karl Pouva's little camera factory in Freital near Dresden. Thus it became a typical beginner's camera in East Germany.The first model of 1951 (or 1952?) had just a sports finder, its other features were like those of contemporary smart Bakelite cameras: two apertures, modes time and instant (1/30 sec.), screw tube and simple lens (Duplar 1:8, 2 elements in 2 groups). It was licensed by Hungarian and Polish camera makers.
The camera with original leather box.The old bakelite cameras were nicely designed.
Cosmetically is this camera excellent used condition.No cracks.