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Of compulsive nature: Pentaflex 8 – (Part 1)

Of compulsive nature: Pentaflex 8 – (Part 1)

The examined camera has the serial number 35933; With Pentovar, No. 6355608. On the back of the selenium cell I find as confirmation “ELECTROCELL Dec”. Stamped in 1963. The production year can therefore be derived from the serial number. On the inside of the case, the number 1675 is engraved. Series 1, serial number 675.
The cell originates from the “Electrocell-Gesellschaft Falkenthal & Presser”, founded in 1933 Berlin-Dahlem, the moving-coil instrument perhaps from Erlangen.

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