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Label on FED 3 Box
Old 01-23-2017   #1
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Label on FED 3 Box

Hi,

There's a price label printed on the base of my FED 3 box and one word I can't make sense of; it says (with my interpretation):-

Фотоаппарат ФЕД 3Л - Camera FED 3L

(курковй) - (Kurkova)

Цена 47 руб - Price 47 Roubles

The question is, what does Kurkova mean?

It looks like a reference to a town or surname to me but why...

Can any one help, please?

BTW, it was first sold on the 27th June 1969 and I've the original receipt etc, quite fascinating.

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Old 01-23-2017   #2
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You've blown it now. How will I explain it to my wife?

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PS Now I shall have to retype the entire thread in Russian to disguise it...
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My money would be on the 'town' .
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Hi,

Yes, I would put my money on a town but what's the link? There's so many spellings when going from Cyrillic to Latin and I've not got a Berne List available any more...

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Can you check the spelling again? The last letter should have another just like it (except for the diacritical mark above it) right before. Also, if the initial k wasn't capitalized, then it wouldn't be a proper name, like that of a city.
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Курковый means version with advance lever instead of wheel for film advance.
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Can you check the spelling again? The last letter should have another just like it (except for the diacritical mark above it) right before. Also, if the initial k wasn't capitalized, then it wouldn't be a proper name, like that of a city.
Thanks I wondered about that and wondered if it was a Ukrainian variation. It's a long long time since I learnt Russian...

Luckily, it looks like we have the answer.

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Курковый means version with advance lever instead of wheel for film advance.

Thanks, that's another loose end tidied up. You'll be pleased to learn that I shalln't be asking any more questions for a while...

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Old 01-24-2017   #9
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Just for the record:-



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So, we should assume that the well-known model, is "advance lever actioned"...
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Hi,

The camera has a lever wind for the film advance. It came in the original box with all the paperwork, including the receipt...

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I was not referring to the camera model, but to the lady model, mentioned at the beginning of the discussion...
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Hi,

See post 3 for my reasons...

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Hi,

I think that both of us have the same reasons.

Only, I suspect that my wife can read Russian...

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