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Ulrich W.
uwittehh

Germany
677 Posts
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Posted - Oct 01 2018 :  12:37:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As written sometimes ago I have received a Leica fake based on an early FED 1. As it seems it's made of the very rare PE0175 from Aidas site, because it has the Leica type finder window but still an accessory shoe. Also because of the lens number (8759) it fits good in the PE0175 category.
And it looks nice because it has no swastika or stupid Nazi engravings and it's not made "golden" :-)

Here are some pictures:

Lens number:



More numbers witten on the shutter, a date (15.VI)? And a 1 and 2 on top of each other:



A number scratched on the lens inside (509VI5)?



Unusable place of the infinity sign on the lens:



And the camera itself (note the missing serial number, that's really odd!):







Ulrich

http://fotos.cconin.de

Alfa2
Poland
324 Posts
Posted - Oct 03 2018 :  12:14:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful camera, really.
I think only one screw is not original, I guess it comes from Zorki.
But condition is very good.
What about a camera case ?
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Ulrich W.
uwittehh
Germany
677 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Oct 03 2018 :  3:07:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks :-) I think you mean the right screw on the back? I have replaced it because the one in there was damaged. But I will look for a FED screw in my screw box. The camera case is an original one from a Leica.

Ulrich

http://fotos.cconin.de
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Alfa2
Poland
324 Posts
Posted - Oct 06 2018 :  2:37:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by uwittehh

Thanks :-) I think you mean the right screw on the back?


Exactely the right screw on the back.
It seems to me the screw is from Leica.
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Jacques M.
France
2230 Posts
Posted - Oct 15 2018 :  10:47:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Really a splendid conversion. Congratulations, Ulrich.
No doubt that 15/VI is a date: there is the same on all the prewar Feds. The year should be 1935.

My s/n 8528 seems the brother of yours. Same vulcanite, it has too an accessory shoe, and the lens is quite the same (half turn s/n 8999). As for the internal engraving: 1x/VI: the exact date is not completely readable. Instead of your 1 inside 2, I have a "4". Probably the marking of a worker.

Amitiés. Jacques.
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Ulrich W.
uwittehh
Germany
677 Posts
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Posted - Nov 03 2018 :  5:09:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit uwittehh's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Alfa, it's a screw from a Zorki :-)

Jacques, very interesting that you have a brother of mine. I like much, that it is really very well made.

Ulrich

http://fotos.cconin.de
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