Tower Type-3S                                                                                                      
Manufacturer:
Nicca Camera Company Ltd (Tokyo)

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Japan

1952 - 1954

Approx. 8000

50xxx - 58xxx

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

Nikkor 2/50 and 1.4/50

This camera, which is identical to the Nicca IIIS (later Nicca Type-IIIS), was produced exclusively for Sears Roebuck. It has flash synchronization for M and X (1/20). The viewfinder window has diopter adjustment.
Variant: The Tower-3S pictured in Leica Copies has engraving similar to the Tower Type-3 shown on this site (with the addition of an S after the 3). That camera does not have a film type reminder. The camera pictured bottom right (which has a 52xxx number) has the engraving shown below, and a film type reminder in the wind-on knob. It may be that it is more akin to the Nicca 3-S, which does have a film type reminder, than the Nicca lllS
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