This is an old wooden tripod made by
ICA. It came with my Zeiss Ikon
Nettel presscamera and it's carrying bag has straps to attach it to the
As usual for these folding and compact wooden tripods of the early 20th
century, it is not very rigid.
This tripod has 2 folding joints and 1 sliding extension in each of the
legs. When extended the legs are locked into place with either a metal
part that clips into place or by a screw. Alhought this tripod is very
finely made and is still in excellent condition, it is still not a very
good tripod because of being a bit too lightweight and not so sturdy.
Although in many books it is said that when purchasing a tripod one
must always do a compromise between sturdiness and portability, I think
that this is not so important with todays tripods as it was in the old
days. But probably if nothing else could be used as a tripod, this
would do. Here are some pictures of it.