This is a GOI FS-2 camera #1364 in near mint condition, in original box, with instruction manual and all accessories. This version of the camera was produced by GOI (Government Optical Institute) in Leningrad in 1943. There is a GOI logo on the camera’s mirror box, no KMZ logo. Later production of FS-2 cameras was transferred to the Moscow KMZ factory and GOI logo was replaced by KMZ logo with soviet star, sickle and hammer. The instruction manual says that this device was created for the military purposes, number of printed manuals is 100 copies. All the FS-2 cameras were sent to the soviet army immediately after production and vast majority of them were lost or damaged during the WW2. This FS-2 camera was presented by GOI to A.E.Dobrovolsky, who was the head of Soviet optical industry during the WW2 and directed Contax plant transportation from occupied Germany to USSR. He was the head of Kiev optical plant after the Contax equipment moved to Ukraine.
Source: USSRPhoto.com member - edger
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