French manufactured Lumiere
Prior to visiting France, found this 1937 vintage 6X9 folder on e-bay-france and had it shipped to a friend in France. I arrived in France Aug 21 and picked up the camera at my friend's house. The camera was a family heirloom that from my inspection is in pristine condition. Bellows looks to be light tight, apperture adjusts smoothely, and limited shutter speeds (100, 50, 25) seem right. There is a funny characteristic in the focus; after 8 meters there is a red dot. When adjusting past the red dot, there is a light resistance to advance to infinity. Anybody got a clue what that tactile feed back might indicate? There is another unique feature to this camera; nestled in the bellows chamber there is a shutter release plunger in a spring loaded keeper.
I cleaned the front and rear outer lens surfaces, but I can still see some little dirt spots which I guess are on the inner surfaces. They will stay and contribute whatever character they add to the image.
I shall attempt to capture some iconic French landmarks with this vintage French camera. Then, . . . . . . ?
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