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Hot Diggity! The Meter Seems To Work!
Old 05-01-2007   #1
Tom Harrell
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Smile Hot Diggity! The Meter Seems To Work!

I just got a brick from a local Antique/Junk store, it has a meter and the thing seems to work. The camera has been used some but not a whole lot. The film gate shows little sign of film being pulled over it. Pressure plate nothing much to speak of. Naturally the range finder is somewhat cloudy. I opened the back, put the shutter mechanism to "Bulb" in leiu of "Instant" opened the aperture wide open, tripped the shutter and the blades did not open. I got out the lighter fluid and gave them a small ammount of solution and low and behold they unlocked and fired. I sat there and worked the shutter through all of it's speeds and just kept doing that and it seems to have just needed the exercise. I finally laid the camera down and started playing with the meter. I was so shocked that it actually appears to work. The meter looks new and still has the gold colored "Passed" sticker on the side of it. The sticker looks new! I am truly amazed! Just wanted to share my happiness with you! I forgot to say that the case is in good shape as well. The case is the larger size one so you can leave the meter attached to the camera.

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Tom
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