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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

Okay, not aviation, but I came across my Dad's old 35mm camera while going through his stuff. (yeah, memories....) anyway, the camera is an Adams Pronto 35mm. Nice basic manual camera. But as I was tinkering with it I found that there is a roll of film in it! It has probably not been used in 20 years or more. I figured out how to rewind the film, but I can't open the body. Obviously I don't want to force it. Anyone out there know anything about this type of camera? Know how to open it? Any help here or via email to zeljeznjak1@cox.net appreciated greatly!!

Thanks Tony

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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

Many old cameras are opened by lifting (pulling) the entire wheel that rewinds the film, up from the camera.


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

Tried that....Did a google search too...But everything comes up for Ansel Adams...ARRGGGHHH!!  Smile

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

Sorry I can't help you with getting the door opened, but I think it is cool that you may have found a small time capsule full of memories. If I were you, I would take it to a good shop and let them look at it. Let us know what the shots are of.


User currently offlineAvroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4817 times:

Can you upload an image of the camera? Perhaps being able to see it will help others help you? Was your Dad an aircraft spotter?

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