Montgomery Ward "35" Viewfinder 35mm Film Camera - Vintage 1955 - Rather Rare - Made by Taiyōdō Kōki K.K. (Beauty Camera) - Fully Working!

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Montgomery Ward "35" Viewfinder 35mm Film Camera
- Vintage 1955 - Rather Rare - Made by Taiyōdō Kōki K.K. (Beauty Camera)
- Fully Working! Shutter speeds are correct (even Bulb),
the aperture blades are good, the focus is smooth,
and the aperture ring turns easily.

Rather rare to see one of these in such an outstanding condition after all these years.
Made by Beauty Camera for Montgomery Ward & Company around 1955.

The lens is a coated f/2.8 45mm 4 element lens
made by Taiyōdō Kōki K.K. (later Beauty Camera) of Tokyo.

This was the first 35mm viewfinder produced by Beauty.

The lens has some internal dust and debris and a bit of fungus.
The viewfinder has some dust and debris but is still bright.
The leatherette is clean and tight. All levers, dials, knobs, and
latches work properly.

It was not tested with film but I see no reason for it not to work.
It is sold as a collector camera - a great way to add a really hard to find
early Japanese viewfinder camera to your collection.

The leather case is in amazing condition after all these years.
Please check out the pics.

This is a One Owner camera and the set has been stored properly
in an air-conditioned home.

It mails out super quickly - often the same day as your purchase!

Please check out my other rare and hard to find cameras here in my Etsy shops.

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