I acquired a FILCA cassette that is loaded with a film that appears to have a factory-cut long leader. It does not look like it was cut with an ABLON. An ABLON would not have left the point at the very end, or the notch at the fifth sproket hole.
Handwritten in pencil on the exposed leader is "Supreme 1953". The only vintage film I could find that was called "Supreme" was AGFA Ansco Superpan Supreme. Were there other vintage films known as "Supreme"?
Why would a film with a factory-cut leader be loaded in a reloadable cassette? You would think that the leader of any bulk loaded film in a FILCA would be cut with an ABLON. Were there single roll-length films with pre-cut leaders sold to photographers to load into their cassettes, or did film manufacturers or camera shops provide reloading services?
I rather doubt this 60 year old film is capable of recording an image, so I probably won't try it, But I'm curious about the history, if anyone has any information about it.
This is not the best photo, but it's legible enough, I think.