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Swedish speaking readers: help needed

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Last month William Fagan wrote about a film from an old Leica FILCA cassette. The film was developed and several scenes identified. However, we are still seeking the identify of the two subjects depicted in the shots.

THANKS, EVERYONE! DIDN’T KNOW WE HAD SO MANY SWEDISH READERS. WE NOW HAVE A BAND OF EXPERTS WORKING ON THE HANDWRITING. SO I DON’T THINK WE NEED MORE HELP. THANKS FOR READING THIS. – MIKE

More and more information is coming in and William is now trying to identify the origin of the cassette. One possibility is that it came with a box of cassettes which features handwritten notes on the contents of each cassette.

Who was she? Where is she? This is just one image from the Leica FILCA cassette that lay undeveloped for over 70 years. William Fagan is making progress in his detective work and now Macfilos readers can help

The handwriting is difficult to follow, but it looks very much like Swedish. So if we have a Swedish reader or two, please get in touch with mike@macfilos.com and we will send you a scan of the list of contents.

There will be more on this fascinating bit of detective work when we have more to say.

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  1. Thanks to all who replied to Mike about this. I now have one translation and others have also offered to do this. The main point that has been established is that a camera which I bought from an auction in Sweden had originally been bought in Berlin, to where it had been sent in April 1935 according to the Leica Archives, and in April or May 1935 went from there to Sweden, Gothenburg to be precise. The every ready case for the camera contained a lens cleaning cloth from an optician in Gothenberg. Through the translation we have now established that it went to Sweden early in its life and was probably based there until I purchased it from an auction in Stockholm in the last decade. The camera was on an interesting trip to England in May 1935. Thereafter the owner ceased making notes. I do not have any of the photos recorded inside the lid, but it is a fascinating look back over 85 years into the history of a camera. The camera is still on the ‘suspect’ list for the ‘Swiss’ photographs as it came with a set of FILCA cassettes. I have also discovered that the other ‘suspect’ camera was sent to a dealer in Switzerland in September 1935. I am pursuing enquiries about this and will report further if any anything further emerges.

    William

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