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Kodak Retina I (type 143)

Kodak Retina I type 143
Manufactured in 1938 & 1939, this model was identical to the type 141 except that it was finished in black paint, and fitted with nickel-plated brightwork.

This one has had an accessory shoe fitted, and this was definitely not a Kodak part.

The type 143 Retina I was available with an f/3.5 5cm. Retina-Xenar lens, fitted in either a Compur or a Compur-Rapid shutter.

Retina I type 141 (functionally identical to this model) instruction manual on Mike Butkus' excellent website.

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