London, South Kensington
28 March 2007
Nikon Cameras, Lenses and Accessories
Nikon I no. 609171
24 x 32mm., chrome, the camera body, the back plate marked 609171, with a Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-Q·C f/3.5 5cm. lens no. 7052207 with cap, in maker's early-type ever ready case
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Rotoloni (1983), Nikon Rangefinder Camera, pp. 7-9; 56-56-59.
Condition: 6D(ii)Cosmetic: Restoration required, parts may be broken or missing. Mechanical: Not working. Lenses: Clean and clear, minor handling marks.
The Nikon I was produced between November 1947 and August 1949. Rotoloni suggests that only around 400 examples of the Nikon I camera actually made it to market. This camera dates to November 1948.
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