Nicca Type - IIIS                                                                                                    
Nicca Camera Company Ltd (Tokyo)

Country of origin:


Number made:

Serial no. range:

Shutter speeds:

Standard lens:


1952 - 1954

Approx. 8000*

50xxx - 59xxx**

T,1,2,4,8,20 (slow speed dial) B,20,30,40,60,100,200,500

Nikkor 1.4/50 and 2/50

This camera is synchronized for flash (M and X) at 1/20. Diopter adjustment is fitted. The Nicca Type - IIIS
was also produced, as the Tower - 3S,
for Sears Roebuck.

The top plate has the the following inscription:
A serial number appears to the right of this engraving, in front of the flash shoe.
Courtesy of Peter Gordon
*  Total production including Tower models.
** HPR in Leica Copies gives the serial number range for this model as 53xxx to 58xxx. The top plate picture (above right) shows serial number 50002. I have also been informed of a Type - IIIS with Nikkor 2/50 and serial no. 59099.
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