An OlympusTrip 35, found sitting in a closet, when helping to move my sister in law. "oh , that's broken' she says.
I take it home, thinking broken means a good chance to increase camera repair skills. Yes, automatic was 'broken', but manual stiing of camera wre working fine. Dis-assembly revealed that a trimming resistor had broken a terminal off, likely from some past vibration/shock trauma. Some blu-tack sticky tack is presently holding the resistor together, and now automatic is working again. At first blush the exposure seems ok, but I am not sure if the cadium sulfide photocell is still pumping out as strong a voltage as it once did, when it was new. Sitting in the dark unused for about 34 years bodes well for it though.
The other finds from the day were:
a Minolta SRT-101 with a loose speed index ring (again, for now, blutack). Nice serindipity - my x-700 got wet and accordingly died less than a month earlier. That makes 2 srt-101's in the camera bag now - and it is getting rather heavy, since there is next to no plastic in these bodies.
A Kodak 126 Instamatic model 135 in eveready hard case. Way oboslete, but apparently a pretty rare one in its day as well. It will likely move when I ramp up some e*** for sale stuff in a few more weeks to drum up some stocking stuffer money.