1928: first stones of the building Minolta. Kazuo Tashima founded the "Nichi-Doku Shashinki Shokai", a Japanese-German company. The firm was renamed several times to end up call "Minolta Camera Co. Ldt." - Osaka - Japan
Retain us manufacture the plates as foldings and film of the early years (1929-1940) which are quite rare, 35mm rangefinder style "Leica", the reflex (SLR) SR series, SRT, etc whose reflex TLR 'Autocord and finally subminiature cameras using 16 mm film.