Dating 35mm film

Dating 35mm film

The front element focusing Kodak lens has a rigid lensmount set in a Kodak inter-lens shutter.

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Hence, there is no shutter cocking without a film in the camera. The post-war viewfinder and the rangefinder models were also black with bright-chromed metal features, and an accessory shoe was added to the viewfinder model next to the rewind knob.

The removable Bakelite back with the attached base plate slides easily off for film handling. Prominently placed at the top are the large wind-on and rewind knobs, the right-hand one is the film advance knob, both to be operated in the clockwise direction. The wind gears, which is visible inside the machined steel film chamber. It is secured by a centrally located wing key in the base plate. The frame counter dial rotates during rewind as long as the film passes the sprocket wheel drum.

An automatic mechanism locates the next frame on the film by locking the advance knob. This prevents double exposure, but not blank frames since nothing prevents pressing the button again and advance the film. Next to it is a manually reset automatic frame counter dial and the chromed wind-on release button, the latter not to be mistaken for the shutter release. It is not possible to raise the wind-on knob if it is not free to rotate, it is freed by turning the knob clock-wise while depressing the double exposure prevention button.

Both the metal- and the white rewind knobs have a film reminder dial in the hub. The body is black Bakelite and top and base is chromed metal.

Both the metal and the white

The shutter release, in the shape of a rearward-pointing pin attached to the shutter release lever, is situated at about o'clock at the shutter housing. Most, if not all shutters alternatives have a No.

The shutter is cocked by a gear coupling to the sprocket-wheel drum, which is trailing along with the passing film during the wind-on operation. All internal metal parts are either plated steel or brass. The precision molded black Bakelite body has satin-chromed top and base plates, and a collapsible finder is mounted on top center. The film pressure-plate is chrome-plated polished steel, while the other parts are nickel-plated. However, a red indicator is shown to the left in a slot on the top of the shutter cover that indicates the camera has been wound.

It is released for the next frame by depressing the wind-on release button before turning the wind-on knob. It is protected from being accidentally triggered by a small cover extending over it.