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Still Cameras > FED 1 > FED 1b
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FED 1b
1935-1937

Type: 35mm / coupled-rangefinder / Leica II copy
Lens: FED - 50mm f3.5
Factory: FED Labour Commune / Kharkov, USSR

Engraving:
ФЭД Трудкоммуна НКВД-YССР им. ФЭДзержинского Харьков
(FED Trudkommuna NKVD-USSR im FEDzerzhinskogo Kharkov)
(FED Labor Commune NKVD-Ukr.SSR named after F.E.Dzerzhinsky Kharkov)

It is the first model of FED 1 to have the "NKVD" engraving on the rangefinder housing as the F.E. Dzerjinskij Work Commune is now under the control of the "Ministry of the Interior". Many different versions of this type exist.


The first version of the FED 1b camera was made in spring of 1935.
Characteristic features are:
- viewfinder frame is "notched"
- lack of accessory shoe
- square-shaped rangefinder cam (top interior of lens mount)
- circular plug on the back (for adjustment of the focal distance to film plane)
- eyepiece rings painted black.
An example is camera #7377 owned by Bill Parkinson, shown in the images to the right.

Evolution steps:
- accessory shoe (from #8.xxx)
- rectangular viewfinder frame with recess (#8.6xx to 10.7xx)
- rectangular viewfinder frame without recess (from #10.7xx)
- no more circular plug on the back (from #12.5xx)
- no depression under speed dial (from #15.7xx)
- smaller speed dial, 13mm instead of 15mm (from #19.6xx)
- engravings with bigger fond (from #24.5xx)
- top plate with depression for the rewind clutch (from #44.xxx)

Serial number range: #6.xxx to 54.xxx

Known serial numbers:

#Body _ #Lens _______________ Owner/Source _____________________ Remarks
852 ____ ? ___________________ A.Nikitin____________________________ odd #
1032 ___ ? ___________________ Aidas ______________________________ odd #
1126 ___ 46654 _ 28mm f/4.5____ Jacques ____________________________ odd #
2969 ___ ? ___________________ S.Berkowitz ______________________ burnished
4580 ___ 38131 _______________ Jacques ____________________________ odd #
5298 ___ 5977 ________________ A.Nikitin _________________________ burnished
6368 ___ 23727/70 ____________ Christian G.(Niko80)
6505 ___ 6696 ________________ A.Nikitin
6698 ___ 7081_________________
6921 ___ 505 _________________ Alexander K.
7004 ___ ? ___________________ photohistory
7036___ 7361 _________________web___green curtain
7122 ___ 844-122-662 __ 1 turn _ Jacques M.
7373 ___ 152812-161 __________ Jacques
7377 ___ 98158 _______________ Bill Parkinson
7428 ___ ? ___________________ private
7429 ___ ? ___________________ private
7430 ___ ? ___________________ private
7490 ___ ? ___________________ SovietCams
7673 ___ 7996 _______ 1/2 turn _ ebay
7714 ___ ? ___________________ fotoua
8031 ___ ? ___________________ A. Zilbert
8100 ___ 8199 ________________ A.Nikitin
8241 ___ ? ___________________ ebay
8528 ___ 8999 __ 1/2 turn ______ Jacques M.
8537 ___ 7188 ________________ A. Nikitin
8550 ___ ? ___________________ Aidas
8602 ___ ? ___________________ photohistory
8656 ___ ? ___________________ Alexander K.
9026 ___ ? ___________________ ebay
9191 ___ no lens ______________ ebay 2016 link
9257 ___ 9510 ________________ A.Nikitin
9310 ___ ? ___________________ ebay
9517 ___ ? ___________________ Aidas
9776 ___ 10408 _______________
9972 ___ ? ___________________ retinarescue.com
10020 __ 10328 _______________ Jacques M.
10273 __ ? ___________________ fotoua
10558 __ 1082/331 ____________ A. Komarov
10875 __ 10631/123 ___________ Christian G.(Niko80)
11681 __ ? ___________________ fotoua / Mamaevskiy
11819 __ ? ___________________ Aidas
12203 __ 12727 _______________ fotoua / Taranovski
12272 __ 12936 _______________ A.Nikitin
12557 __ ? ___________________ auction.ua 2008
12760 __ ? ___________________ private
12807 __ 12790 _______________ A.Nikitin ___________________ smooth vulcanite
12808 __ ? ___________________ private
12820 __ 13128 _______________ ebay
12840 __ 077995/6425 _________ Jacques M.
12906 __ 12970 _______________ A.Nikitin
13247 __ ? ___________________ Aidas _____________________ smooth vulcanite
13259 __ 12910 _______________ eBay
13464 __ ? ___________________ fotoua
13743 __ ? ___________________ private
13880 __ 15757/I08 ___________ Molotok
14038 __ 14124/120 ___________ geoffox23
14290 __ 14680 _______________ A.Nikitin
14722 __ ? ___________________ Alexander K.
14765 __ ? ___________________ Leicashop
14952 __ 15458/266 ___________ ebay
15087 __ ? ___________________ newauction
15872 __ ? ___________________ Molotok
15892 __ ? ___________________ ebay
16026 __ 4774 ________________ ebay
16046 __ 40180 _______________
16087 __ ? ___________________ private
16168 __ ? ___________________ A. Nikitin
16270 __ 16978 _______________ Jacques M.
16317 __ ? ___________________ DVD
16401 __ ? ___________________ private
16721 __ 17322 _______________ Princelle
16766 __ 17338/19 ____________ A. Komarov
17356 __ 20261 _______________ A. Komarov
17448 __ 17736 _______________ A.Nikitin
17469 __ ? ___________________ fotoua / Dronov
18252 __ 13016 _______________ newauction
18491 __ ? ___________________ Aidas
18689 __ ? ___________________ ebay
18771 __ 1162 ________________ Alexander K.
19250 __ 20256 / 76 ___________ A.Nikitin
19699 __ ? ___________________ private
20111 __ ? ___________________ eBay
20251 __ 1-16 ________________ Jacques
20419 __ ? ___________________ ebay 2016 link
21167 __ 9439 ________________ ebay
21225 __ 21557/41 ____________ Jacques
21831 __ 109710 post-war ______ ebay
21966 __ ? ___________________ avito 2013
22038 __ ? ___________________ private
22362 __ ? ___________________ A.Nikitin
22561 __ ? ___________________ Aidas
22756 __ ? ___________________ private
22935 __ ? ___________________ ebay _________________________ black leather
23021 __ ? ___________________ ebay
23161 __ 90425/610 ___________ A. Komarov
23537 __ ? ___________________ private
24038 __ 26541/6 _____________ geoffox23
24548 __ ? ___________________ ebay
24637 __ ? __ post-war _________ ebay
24797 __ ? ___________________ private
25617 __ 27227 _______________ Jacques M.
25840 __ ? ___________________ ebay 2016
25922 __ ? ___________________ ebay
26234 __ ? ___________________ A. Komarov
26418 __ ? ___________________ fotoua
27183 __ ? ___________________ ebay
27766 __ ? ___________________ Molotok
27813 __ 2314 ________________ flickr _____________________________ body 1d
27839 __ ? ___________________ private
28504 __ ? ___________________ ebay
29047 __ ? ___________________ ebay 2016 link
29299 __ ? ___________________ ebay _____________________________ body 1d
29525 __ 327889 ______________ David Tomlinson
30274 __ ? ___________________ fotoua
30317 __ 33556/100 ___________ eBay
31293 __ ? ___________________ eBay
31580 __ ? ___________________ Mike Haley (napchop)
32003 __ ? ___________________ Aidas
33963 __ 37543/215____________ tuari
34270 __ 37625/110 ___________ Jacques
35020 __ 39293/54 ____________ A. Komarov
35055 __ ? ___________________ fotoua / Dronov
35509 __ ? ___________________ ebay
35900 __ ? ___________________ ebay
36394 __ 500073 ______________ leicashop
36585 __ ? ___________________ aukro
36618 __ 38188/48 ____________ geoffox23
37046 __ ? ___________________ Molotok
38501 __ 43115/35 ____________ A. Komarov
39384 __ ? ___________________ ebay ____________ engraving on top plate in red
39641 __ ? ___________________ Alexander K.
39799 __ ? ___________________ fotoua / Mamaevskiy
40071 __ 44812/33 ____________ A.Nikitin
40564 __ ? ___________________ ebay
40615 __ ? ___________________ web
41629 __ ? ___________________ ebay
44072 __ ? ___________________ private
44727 __ ? ___________________ Allegro
44912 __ 40956/44 ____________ geoffox23
45104 __ ? ___________________ ebay
45338 __ ? ___________________ ebay
45526 __ no lens ______________ fotomuda
45737 __ ? ___________________ aukro
46012 __ 93040/54 ____________ A. Komarov
46064 __ ? ___________________ ebay 2016 link
46086 __ 90238 _______________ ebay
46524 __ 52671/43 ____________ geoffox23
46526 __ ? ___________________ private
46766 __ 49255/432 ___________ A.Nikitin
46988 __ ? ___________________ private
47016 __ ? ___________________ Aidas
47042 __ 69136 _______________ Jacques
47994 __ ? ___________________ ebay
48251 __ ? ___________________ ebay
48652 __ 54279 _______________ ebay
49448 __ ? ___________________ aukro
50036 __ 129298 ______________ ebay
50370 __ ? ___________________ Aidas
50797 __ 22816 _ 50mm f/2 _____ Mike Haley (napchop) _______________ body 1d
51287 __ 51xxx _______________ Jacques
51294 __ ? ___________________ Vyacheslav K.
51307 __ ? ___________________ ebay
51370 __ ? ___________________ newauction
51561 __ ? ___________________ avita 2014
52151 __ ? ___________________ ebay
52190 __ 57616 _______________ web
52865 __ ? ___________________ Princelle
52894 __ ? ___________________ fotoua
52953 __ ? ___________________ private
53266 __ ? ___________________ fotoua / Lyamin
53431 __ ? ___________________ newauction
53700 __ 52580/470 ___________ A.Nikitin
53713 __ ? ___________________ ebay
54223 __ 58982 _______________ Jacques M.
.
Without s/n:
c. 30000 __ 317977 ____________ Jacques M. ____________________ last 1g cover
.
Links:
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Created by nightphoto on 8/16/2007 12:11:05 PM   |   Last Edited by geoffox23 on 5/28/2017 8:08:00 PM   Revision History  
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