New toys in the toy box……

A couple of new toys I couldn’t resist! The ‘Hasselblad’ style box camera is a German made Ising Pucky 1 made between 1950 & 1954 and is very well specified – focussing lens, three apertures and two shutter speeds – instant & time – shutter interlock to prevnt double exposures and is made from aluminium; nice and weighty. This one came complete with its original leataher case in very good condition, just a bit of shoe polish had it shining! I cleaned up the rather dull aluminium frame with a chrome polish and it shines! The earlier model was made in bakelite. Both models take 120 film so I’ll be trying mine out soon…The other camera with original box and instructions is nigh on mint; I already have two of these, and am amazed at the quality achieved with such a basic plastic camera. Again it takes 120 film, but makes 24 shots at 35mm size, 24x36mm. One of my others I butchered – (it was already pretty scruffy) -by chopping out the frame inside the body to a square format, which gives some rather tasty vignetting…Watch this space for updates when I get out shooting with them…Incidentally for those who might be interested, these pics were taken on a couple of our classic pinball machines for a bit of nice warm lighting..

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