Posted 2 years ago
Here are some images of my 1939 Mercury Univex CC-1500. This is a rare camera because less than 3000 were produced, and this one is even rarer because it sports the Hexar F2.0 lens. The accesories on this camera include: The rapid winder, rangefinder, and light meter. The light meter is not correct for 1939. It is from the later 1946 MercuryII.
I had the entire assembly cleaned of all animal based lubrication, lubed with synthetics, and adjusted in 2006. All mechanical parts work perfectly.
The Univex Daylight Loading Cartridge No. 200 is designed to be reloaded with the UniveX Daylight Bulk Film Winder. Today, I believe the bakelite bulk film winders are rarer than my camera.
The items pictured here would cost $78.50 new. That was a lot of money in 1939..