What is a "Royal SR-45" AE-1?

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  1. LowriderS10

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    Hi everyone...someone locally is selling an AE-1 that apparently has "Royal SR-45" stamped on the "inside of the lid of the case"...what does that mean? I've tried the net, but haven't been able to come up with anything, and both my AE-1 and my AE-1 Program came without cases.

    Thanks,
    Tamas
     
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    Hi Tamas,

    Do you mean the case that protects the camera.
    or stamped onto body, or part of the camera ?

    Ron
     
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    It was probably owned by a government organization or company in Canada. A lot of organizations in Canada have the prefix "Royal" something.
     
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    Ron: unfortunately I'm not sure, what was in quotation marks is what I got from the seller of the camera. I'm GUESSING it's on the inside of the leather case, but I may be wrong.

    domaz: That's what I was thinking too...would like to know who, though. Does this increase or decrease the camera's value? Or does it simply have no effect on it? haha...

    Thanks :smile:
     
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    It might (and that's a big might) increase the value of the case but not the camera.
     
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    It could be the quality control person's stamp.

    I'll ask some of my old colleagues at Canon for you, and get all my old FD books out :smile:
     
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    I've just googled a bit, and it looks to me like a "Royal SR45" (I had more luck without the hyphen) may be the brand and model of a third-party SLR case. Results of any kind were very thin on the ground, but that seems reasonable if it's a thirty-year-old product.

    -NT
     
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    Isn't SR 45 a type of battery? Maybe "Royal" is a producer of batteries.
    Now what Canon takes/took SR 45 battries?
     
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    Sounds more like SR44
     
  10. LowriderS10

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    Thanks for the info...I've contacted the seller and made an offer (he was asking an insane amount)...no word back since the offer :sad: Oh well...I don't really NEED a third AE-1, but it would have been neat :wink: