FED (Engraving type V)                                                                                          

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Former Soviet Union

1948 - 1953

500000+ (Type V and VI engraving)

200000 to 400000


FED 3.5/50mm (collapsible) with aperture scale 3.5/4/5.6/8/11/16

Six standard types of engraving appear on the top plate of Fed cameras produced between 1934 and 1955.
Leica Copies and McKeown's (1997/8) give the s/n range for cameras with Type V engraving as 200000 to 400000, with 400000 to 70xxxx for Type VI.
General notes: This camera is a copy of the Leica II. Cameras with Type V engraving are Type 1f (Princelle) and were produced at the FED works in Kharkov.

Pictured camera: Body serial number 407460. This body was produced in 1953, the year Type V engraving gave way to Type VI. It has Type V engraving.

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