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    I-model  from 1948
    This model is very popular MYCRO. It has the glossy chromium-plated surface or good finished nameplate. It was not the temporary product like the NEW-model (postwar). All of its appearance and components were redesigned, so it make us feel newness. This model seems like the mass-produced by the mechanized system, so I feel its individuality is insufficient. This model has many variations because it was made most in the series.  


 
PARTS VARIATIONS
nameplate
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SANWA CO.,LTD double-line
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SANWA CO.,LTD
star mark

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S
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SANWA CO.,LTD double-line
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SANWA CO.,LTD
star mark

front frame
of the lens

MYCRO ANASTIGMAT 1:4.5

MYCRO UNA 1:4.5 F=20mm

shutter speed
(front, from the right)   25, 50, 100, B

(front, from the right)   100, 50, 25, B

diaphragm
4.5  6.3  8  11

4.5  5.6  8  11

top stamp
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PATENTS
MADE IN JAPAN
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PATENTS

CPO Version
There is an engraving on the top of the body in the roman alphabets "CPO"; or in Japanese katakana. This abbreviation means Central Purchase Office which existed in Japan during the occupation period. CPO was the section where occupation forces supplied necessities. I heard that the goods for the soldiers of the American occupation forces were tax-free, so the engraving indicated if the item was for CPO or not.(to stop the illegal sales)

winding knob
Φ14mm,
with arrow mark
Φ12mm,
no arrow mark

stamp on
rear cover lock

no stamp MADE IN JAPAN
MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN    

body covering
rough wrinkled fine wrinkled
smooth    

back : red window
<with the sliding lid>    
concentric circles on the metal cover no decoration

<without the lid>      
concentric circles on the metal cover    

hinges of the
joint part

divided into 5 divided into 3

film room
without the spring with the plate spring to keep the film

inside the body
no painted black painted



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