(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced

(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced

(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced
Civilian PREMIER KARDON 35mm RF film camera, USA c1947, serial number 1127, with 47mm f/2 Kodak Ektar lens, serial number EO15976, spool and original cap. After the declaration of war on Germany, the US Military ordered 6000 cameras from Peter Kardon of Premier Instruments. That number was later reduced to 2000, then to 750. But production was not completed before the war was. The military canceled the order and Kardon released the camera for sale to the general public in a civilian version in 1947. It’s estimated that fewer than 2000 units hit the market. Camera was discontinued in 1948. The camera sported a coupled rangefinder, cloth focal plane shutter, speeds 1/1000 with front low speeds knob 1-20, + B and T, diopter correction, and Premier Ø39 focusing mount with knurled focusing wheel toward the top between slow-speed dial and RF window (at 11 o’clock). All Kardons were provided with 47/2 Kodak Ektar lenses. Camera is in superb condition with no nicks, dents or bad cosmetic issues. Rangefinder is clear but focus is not trackable. All speeds work correctly but the slow ones (1-20). Glass is overall clean with just a couple of minimal cleaning marks on front element. Camera has been serviced on June 2020 and not used ever since. The item “(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced” is in sale since Sunday, July 12, 2020. This item is in the category “Cameras & Photo\Film Photography\Film Cameras”. The seller is “zaperoco” and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
  • Model: Civilian
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Format: 35 mm
  • Type: Rangefinder
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Brand: Kardon

(22) RARE Civilian Kardon camera USA c1947 with47/2 lens, cap, beautiful, serviced