Hit and Mycro - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Hit

Image of Hit

Lens:
Meniscus, fixed aperture.

Shutter:
Sector type, T and I settings. Capping blade. Everset.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
14 x 14 mm exposures on paper-backed roll-film.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Direct-vision view-finder consisting of two pieces of plain glass.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.

With:
Leather case. Two rolls of Kiku panchro film.

Mycro IIIA

Mycro Camera Co.

Tokyo

Japan

Lens:
f4.5, 20 mm Mycro Una, iris diaphragm to f11.

Shutter:
Pivoted two-blade return, speeds 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, B. Shutter has to be tensioned.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
10, 14 x 14 mm exposures on paper-backed roll-film.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.
Cable release socket.

With:
Leather case.

Mycro IIIA

Image of Mycro IIIA

Details as above.

With:
Leather case. Box of roll-films P.S. panchromatic d. Aug 1963. Four films in a box of six.

The Mycro is one of the better made novelty cameras of the 1950s. The shutter is unusual in that it has to be tensioned. A Mycro, not 111A, was also produced. The price in 1960 was 3.16.0.

The Hit is of poor quality compared to the Mycro, similar models were sold under several different names.

References & Notes:
BJA 1961, p. 536.

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