London, South Kensington
19 November 2002
Nikon I no. 609190
24 x 32mm., chrome, the baseplate engraved Made in Occupied Japan, the inside engraved 609233 and 609190, with a Nippon Kogaku, Tokyo Nikkor-H·C f/2 5cm. lens no. 7087, in a Nippon Kogaku early-type leather ever ready case
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Rotoloni (1983), NIkon Rangefinder Camera, pp. 7-9; 56-56-59.
Condition: 5D(iii)Cosmetic: Heavy use and wear. Mechanical: Not working. Lenses: Optics require cleaning/cloudy.
According to company production data referred to by Rotoloni 738 Nikon I cameras were made from 1947-1949 between serial number 6091 and 609758. This camera was made in December 1948 as part of a batch serial numbered 609190 to 609310. The additional camera serial number noted on the inside of the camera back was also part of this batch.
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