Snider 35                                                                                                                           
Nicca Camera Company Ltd (Tokyo)

Country of origin:


Number made:

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Standard lens:


1955 - 1956

50 - 100

15xxx ?

T,1,2,5,10,15,25 (slow speed dial) B,25,50,100,200,500,1000

Schneider Xenon 2/50

This camera was produced by Nicca and is, apart from the top plate engraving, identical to the Nicca Type-5. It was sold in Australia and New Zealand by Gardener & Saloman Pty. Ltd. of Sydney. According to Mckeown's, less than 60 were sold and only three are known to survive.

The camera has flash synchronization (X at 1/25) via a socket on the back of the body and a film type indicator in the film wind-on knob. The lever under the rewind knob is for diopter adjustment.

There is a locking catch on the slow speed dial (at 1/25)

The back of the camera has a vertically hinged door, to allow film loading.

This camera was also marketed as the Nicca Type-5, Tower 5, and Tower 45 and 46 (these last two have lever instead of knob film wind).

The top plate has the following inscription:

A serial number is engraved to the right of the logo, in front of the flash shoe.
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