Melcon (Original)                                                                                                        
Manufacturer:
Meguro Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd (Tokyo)

Country of origin:

Produced:

Number made:

Serial no. range:

Shutter speeds:

Standard lens:

Japan

1955 - 1956

Approx. 1500

55001 - 56xxx

T,1,2,5,10,25 (slow speed dial) B,25,X,50,75,100,200,500

Hexar 3.5/50 or Nikkor-H 2/50

Courtesy of Pacific Rim Camera

This camera is fitted with both diopter adjustment and flash synchronization (switch on rear). The back is hinged, to allow film loading. There is a film type reminder in the wind-on knob.

Later cameras, such as the one pictured, have two rings on the film wind-on and rewind knobs.

The top of the camera bears the following inscription:

Meguro Kogaku
Kogyo Co. Ltd.
     Japan

A serial number appears to the side of this, in front of the flash shoe

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