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Chronology of the Fed brand  New window

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Manufactured in ex-URSS from 1935 until 1937.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 2560

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Fed 1b NKVD

The history of the FEDs is fascinating by its highly political nature.
We may find a summary of the history of the brand, accessible from the links at the top of this page.
The Fed 1b is dated 1936 by its serial number 21xxx.
This camera was therefore made ​​in the Kharkov youth labor camp in Ukraine.
It is distinguished in particular by the rounded shape of the fairing located below the speeds adjustment wheel.
 
The search for variations of this specimen, copy of the Leica II, is extraordinary for the collector, as there were so many detail changes during its production life, which lasted from 1934 to 1955.

Fed 1b NKVD