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Alexander K.
AlexanderK

Germany
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Posted - Jan 17 2010 :  08:43:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
here is my nice FED 4,5/28 lens. What I find a little strange, that there is no s/n on the back of the lens. Any comments?


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1712010_FED_008.jpg

http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1712010_FED_007.jpg

... and some more FED lens from my collection. I have just registered them in Wiki-Catalog.


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent/1712010_FED_006.JPG



Regards, Alexander
Jacques M.
France
2456 Posts
Posted - Jan 17 2010 :  11:23:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hi Alexander,
No real explanation to propose... I have too a pre war Fed lens without number.
Perhaps an omission? A "communard" who put the lens in his pocket before it was numbered?

Amitiés. Jacques.
PS: as you know, the serial number should be 4xxxx.
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okynek
759 Posts
Posted - Jan 17 2010 :  12:07:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
<quote>A "communard" who put the lens in his pocket before it was numbered?</quote>
I like this explanation Very much possible.
Brave Communar ! He/She most likely be kill if caught
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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My Collection

Posted - Jan 17 2010 :  12:18:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Honestly I just think that at that point in time when all these early lenses were produced the production has not been very strict in terms of process and I don't think they cared much if one or two lenses got skipped on engraving the number.. I tend to agree with Jacques that it's just simply an omission due to lack of strict assembly line rules.. those were kids after all as mind boggling as it seems by looking at the complexity of the optics..

Vlad
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