"FED" Machine Building Factory

 
 

 
 
FED Production by year (Leica II Type)
Year Production Serial Number Range
1933-34 4,000 32 - 4,000
1935 12,000 4,000- 16,000
1936 15,000 16,000- 31,000
1937 22,000 31,000- 53,000
1938 29,000 53,000- 82,000
1939 34,000 82,000-116,000
1940 32,300 116,000-148,000
1941 27,000 148,000- 174,000
1942-45 1 ,000* 174,000- 175,000(?)
1946-47 10,000 176,000- 186,000
1948 17,000 186,000-203,000
1949 18,000 203,000 - 221 ,000
1950 27,000 221,000-248,000
1951 41,000 248,000 - 289,000
1952 52,000 289,000 - 341 ,000
1953 83,000 341 ,000 - 424,000
1954 136,000 424,000 - 560,000
1955 151.000 560,000 - 711,000
* Produced in Novosibirsk
 

FED 1 ENGRAVING TYPES

 

Type 1 Fed Engraving

Type 2 Fed Engraving

Type 3 Fed Engraving

 

Type 4 Fed Engraving

Type 5 Fed Engraving

 

Type 6 Fed Engraving

Type 7 Fed Engraving

Type 8 Fed Engraving

 

 IDENTIFICATION OF THE EARLY CAMERAS FED

 1- The handle of the shutter and rewinds of film up to № 25000 had a fine notch surely. Cameras with numbers from 25000 up to 30000 sometimes had a large notch on handles.
 2- The button of release cannot guarantee camera model identification. Though early cameras had the form of a accurate drop.
 3- The top cover with a trade mark has a deepening approximately up to 15000.
 4- The early models of cameras had the 15mm diameter of head of endurances approximately up to 20000.
 
 
 

 1- The early models FED have a window of a range finder similarly to cameras Leica approximately up to 8700 ?.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 Fed Type -1  #31-6000
 
 
 
 
 
 Fed Type -2  #6000-8000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Fed Type -2a #no information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Fed Type -2b  #8000-8700?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Fed Type -2c  #8700?-15000
 

 

 
 

FED
Labor Commune
named after
F.E. Dzerzhinsky
Kharkov

ФЭД
Трудкоммуна
им.
ФЭДзержинского
Харьков

 

Exact copy of the Leica II except the lack of accessory shoe which is characteristic for the FED Type I and the early Type II cameras. With large speed dial. This type also has a small black circle in the middle of the back for adjusting the camera like on the Leica la. Early cameras bear marks of hand-finishing and unusual burnished finish on the plated brass or brushed chrome instead of black paint or chrome.

 

FED Labor Comune Camera Type-1  #489

 

 

FED (Engraving Type I) No.489 from the first year of regular production 1934 with FED 3.5/50 (11-o'clock)

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 

FED Labor Comune Camera Type-1  #2588

 

 
 
 

 
 

Коллекционная Коллекционный редкая редкий 35мм дальномерный резьба резьбовой резьбовое М39 мм крепление Фотоаппарат Камера Фотокамера ФЭД Трудовая Коммуна Украина Украинский завод ФЭД Dzerzhinsky Workers' Commune Kharkov Collection Ukrainian rangefinder 35mm Camera screw mount M39 Leica Copy FED

 

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