1935

 

In the beginning of 1935 Kiesewetter introduced their second model. Picoskop was made of bakelite and was smaller and lighter than Photoskop K.

VERSIONS:

  1. -Black

  2. -Brown

KIESEWETTER Picoskop

Amato was introduced probably in the spring 1935. The manufacturer is believed to be a company called Kindermann, that earlier manufactured optical exposure meters, but that is not known for sure.



Amato

The Automatic Coil Winder and Electrical Company Ltd. was founded in 1923 as a manufacturer of coil winding machines, but soon started making a multimeter measuring amperes, volts and ohms. Later company branched out into other test equipment, and spring 1935 build their first exposure meter.


VERSIONS:

  1. -The first versions had white outer ring in the dial.

AVO first model

Le Materiel Telephonique, a French subsidiary of Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company, made their first exposure meter in spring 1935. It was a more or less direct copy of Weston’s model 627.


L.M.T Type 3001 A

From Simon A. Spaans

VERSIONS:

  1. -Early version had bigger ”Amato” text, and black window

  2. -Later version had smaller and curvy logo text and white window

  3. -Later version was available both black and red

VERSIONS:

  1. -Earlier version has slightly different scale, with different font. Apertures start ”0, 1, 1.4, 2, 2.8...”

  2. -Later version has aperture number starting ”1, 1.4, 1.8, 2, 2.4, 2.8...”

Another French company Chauvin Arnoux manufactured electronical measuring devices. It began the production of its first light meter about the same time as LMT. The first model was PC-160.


Chauvin Arnoux PC-160

From Simon A. Spaans

VERSIONS:

  1. -PC-161 later model with small changes (PC-160 had film speeds 17, 23 and 26 sch, and calculator numbers engraved by hand, PC-161 had 23, 26, 28 and 30 sch, and painted numbers)

  2. -PC-179 model made for cine cameras

  3. -also a rare version of PC-161 with marking PC-16 by mistake

Probably sometime in late 1935 Weston released their 4th model, Photronic 650. It had new smaller design with very distinctive art deco styling and horizontal placement of dial and scale.


WESTON Photronic 650

VERSIONS:

  1. -The basic ”Universal” model had two dial versions: with small pointer and big pointer

  2. -Versions with carved emulsion speed list on the back (at least two different lists), or a blank writable speed list table 

  3. -A special Leicameter version was made for Leica cameras.

Small pointer version of Universal 650

Dial with big pointer

Leicameter

Early version

Central Camera catalogue 1936

Blank speed list

Carved speed list

By the end of 1935 Kiesewetter brought out second version of Picoskop with improved dial.


KIESEWETTER Picoskop model 2

VERSIONS:

  1. -normal

  2. -Model A for Leica cameras

  3. -Model B for Rollei cameras


Kinoskop version for cine cameras:

  1. -Mod a with apertures 1,9-2,7-3,5-5,6-8-11-16-25-32

  2. -Mod b with apertures 1,5-2,2-3,2-4,5-6,3-9-12,5-18-25

  3. -Version for Nizo cameras

Model B for Rollei

L.M.T 3002 A

By the end of 1935 Kiesewetter brought out second version of Picoskop with improved dial.


VERSIONS:

  1. -normal

  2. -Model A for Leica cameras

  3. -Model B for Rollei cameras


Kinoskop version for cine cameras:

  1. -Mod a with apertures 1,9-2,7-3,5-5,6-8-11-16-25-32

  2. -Mod b with apertures 1,5-2,2-3,2-4,5-6,3-9-12,5-18-25

  3. -Version for Nizo cameras