1940s Nicca Tower Type 3 35mm Camera Leica III copy

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1940s Nicca Tower Type 3 35mm Camera Leica III copy

This lovely 1940s Nicca Tower Type 3 35mm Camera Leica III copy was made for Sears and Roebuck, 1949, in occupied Japan. The occupation of Japan ended with the adoption of the Peace Treaty signed in April 1952.

1940s Nicca Tower Type 3 35mm Camera Leica III copy
1940s Nicca Tower Type 3 35mm Camera Leica III copy

Inscribed with the number No. 31013, this vintage 35 mm rangefinder is designed to take the L39 screw-in lenses made by many lens manufacturers of this period.

1940s Nicca Tower Type 3 35mm Camera Leica III copy
1940s Nicca Tower Type 3 35mm Camera Leica III copy

The body is in good vintage condition and is sold without a lens. Part of the shutter curtain is slightly flaky, but appears to be light tight, hence the price has been significantly reduced. We have not tested a film through the camera.

The shutter is crisp and works on all speeds down to 1 second.

A nice camera for the vintage camera collector.

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Some Trivia For You

Sears

Sears and Roebuck is a mail order house based in Willis Tower, better known as Sears Tower, Chicago, Illinois, USA. At one time the 180 story building was the highest in the world.

Nicca

The Nicca Camera Co. Ltd was established in 1940, and based in Tokyo, by former employees of Seiki Kogaku: a predecessor of Canon.

They are known for their Leica-type rangefinder camera copies made at their Nippon/ Nicca Camera Works. They made cameras for Sears under the Tower brand name.

Nicca became part of  the better known Yashica in 1958.

 

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Weight 0.95 kg