Mercury II - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Mercury II

1940

Model CX

Universal Camera Corporation

New York

USA

Image of Mercury II

Lens:
f2.7, 35 mm, Tricor, iris diaphragm to f22. Coated. Serial no. 311699 .

Shutter:
Rotary sector, self-capping, speeds 1/20 - 1/1000, B, T. Spring powered, speeds varied by changing the size of the sector.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
65, 24 x 18 mm exposures on 35mm film held in cassette.

Focusing:
To 1' 6".

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Auto-stop on film advance, coupled to shutter. Film advance by single sprocket wheel and take-up spindle. Sprocket wheel runs backwards to re-wind film.
Depth of focus table. Exposure counter. Film reminder dial. Exposure calculator on back of camera - Film speeds: 8 - 250. Apertures: f2 - f22. Shutter speeds: 1/1000 - 8s.

Serial Number:
140036 .

With:
Pouch.

The Mercury appeared in 1938, two years later the model II was brought out using standard 35 mm film cassettes.

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