F24 Photo Reconnaissance Camera

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  1. Cookie bomb

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    I have just purchased a F24 Camera, with it's original box and a spare magazine. Also a type 35 control unit. I don't know if these are getting rare now of not.
    The shutter works fine and it has some film in, however 2 compartments in the box are empty. Is the top one for the manual and the one in front of the lens for a filter? Has anyone got the operating instructions?
    Any way I hope you find it as interesting as I do.

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    Wow, very interesting peace there Cookie! Thank you for sharing.:headbang:
     
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    Thank you very much I am glad you like it. Totally useless, but some times you just have to have it.
     
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    Sweet piece of history there, many thanks for sharing.
     
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    That is awesome!
     
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    You said that there is still film in the camera?

    If so, that might be worth trying to have developed...
     
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    Nice thought, however the cassette was opened in daylight before anyone new it had a film in.
    I have been rather lucky with rare air reconnaissance photos recently. I have a collection of original WW1 1915 Gallipoli shots. I am told they were taken with an 'A Type' camera from a seaplane belonging to RNAS.
    Sorry I went off the subject "wrong war". Back to the F24, my wife wants to use the box as a bathroom cabinet :( it's not happening!. Could this be why it is almost impossible to fined one with a box?
     
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    Always remember, the Ladies see things much differently than we do... :lol:

    Too bad about the film...I did find an old 1920's Kodak Brownie once at a yard sale and opened it only to find it still had film in it. I took the film to the camera shop to see what might be salvaged and it turns out there were a few photos that were able to be saved. The result: some rare photos of 1930's Southern California landmarks that hadn't been seen before. :thumbleft:
     
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    #9 Cookie bomb, Jun 14, 2014
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    One of the best things about living in Lincolnshire is you never know what the next scruffy box is going to have inside. I picked this up whilst having my car checked out yesterday.
    A Type 45 cine camera still in a sealed box.
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    Sweet!!!!
     
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    I have put the Gallipoli pictures in the WW1 section, please have a look,they have to be some of the first Air-recon pictures ever.
     
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    That really is a beautiful camera.
     
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    Thank you, what was the chance of finding a new unused one? Don't you just love Lincolnshire!
     
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