Tower (Nicca) Type-3 35mm Camera Set with Box - Nikkor H.C f2 5cm Lens, Metal Lens Cap, Leather Case, Strap, Inst Book & Papers - Rare

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Rare Tower (Nicca) Type-3 35mm Camera Set with Box
- Nikkor H.C f/ 2 5cm Lens
- Metal Tower Lens Cap
- Tower Leather Case with Strap
- Instruction Booklet
- Guarantee Papers

***Collectors Dream***
Made in Occupied Japan in 1951.
Nicca Camera Company made the Tower Type-3
for the Sears, Roebuck and Company for sale in
the United States and Canada.
Finding a complete set from 1951 is pretty rare.

These cameras are often referred to as "Leica Copies".
The original models were copied pretty closely to
the Leica. As time went on, the Japanese improved
many aspects of the design and some are considered
to be better than the original. This camera accepts
all M39 / L39 Leica screw mount lenses of which there
are a bunch.

*This superset looks like it just left the factory!
I've tested everything and it's 100% working.
The shutter speeds sound great from slow to 1/500.
The rangefinder is clean and accurate.
The shutter curtain looks and works great.
The box is solid and in great shape given its age.
The instruction booklet is in fantastic condition.
The guarantee card looks mint new.
The leather case is the best one I've ever seen from
the early 1950s. No damage and tight stitching.
The metal lens cap fits a bit loosely but the original
black felt is complete and fresh looking.

***Additional pictures of the set are available upon request.
I can't possibly show all aspects of the set in just 10 pics.

The aperture blades are clean and function properly.
The focus lever operates smoothly and is accurate.
The Nikkor lens is super sharp and the glass looks
to be free of cleaning marks or scratches. I do see some
dust specs here and there. The rear lens element shows
some whitish fungus. It is visible under a bright LED light.
Test shots with the lens show a general softening of the image.
I can provide samples of my test.

I mail daily and I mail super fast. It must be fully insured
and I must be able to track the package to your door.

This exceptional set will only be available for a short time.
It is part of my personal collection and it's a bit tough
to see it go but I'm downsizing and it will sell.
Please see my other awesome collectibles listed here in my shop.

Thanks for stopping by! - Chris

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