VTG 1940'S Mercury II 35mm Film Camera Model CX Universal Camera Corp

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A Vintage Mercury II (Model CX) camera, which was a postwar reincarnation of the Mercury I, manufactured beginning around 1945. Universal Camera Corp.

The camera appears to be in good working condition and still has a roll of film inside. The lens and interior are clean and scratch free and all buttons appear to work But it is not film tested and being sold as is.

The body does suffer from some of the difficulties mentioned below in the camera magazine article, with the alloy having worn off in parts and some leakage from the cover.

"The Mercury II was made from an alloy that quickly lost its luster, making clean examples difficult to find today. Also, the Mercury II was covered with a synthetic material instead of the leather found on the Mercury I. This may have necessitated the use of a different adhesive, as most examples of the Mercury II have what looks to be glue that has oozed out at the edges of the covering. Despite these issues, the Mercury II was a popular camera in its time, and is prized by collectors today."

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