1951 Picny 35
An aluminum bodied viewfinder 35mm camera has a helical tube which unscrews to infinity and is attached to a focusing mount driven by a tab. The camera is reminiscent of a Leica Standard with rewind knob, viewfinder, accessory shoe and advance knob all in relatively the same position on the top plate. Film loading is similar with the bottom plate being removable. Made in Occupied Japan is engraved on the bottom plate. The lens is a Picny Anastigmat 44mm f3.5 in a setting type shutter. The back has a large screw in the middle, moving the pressure plate back and forth for easier film loading. The screw hole was probably used to set the infinity focusing during assembly or repair. A fairly well made camera for the era.