Up Anssi's Collection | Light meters | Bertram Bewi Automat

Bewi Automat-01
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Bertram-Bewi released Automat model in 1954. This is the first Automat in the series of four. The idea was to make the reading, well, automatic. It is used by pushing down the button on the side. When you do that, the cylider with shutter speeds in the window rotates. And the point is, that when you release the button - after a second or two - the cylinder rotates back. But not all the way back: it stops to show the correct combinations.

The Automat is pretty big. Bigger than most other meters at that time. The push button had to be quite big too, in order to rotate the cylinder far enough.

Mine came from Suffolk, UK, in good condition with leather case.