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This will be old hat for you, but I can still get carried away by the mechanical wonder of the original curtain shutter and the incremental improvement it underwent. Please be lenient towards a relative newcomer to LTM innards iPhone slow motion of IIIa timing mechanism: http://www.galerie-elsner.de/video/IIIa.MOV [ The video file is 8 MB, so those on a mobile or on a slow internet connection might refrain from clicking the link ] This is from the original German patent published in 1926 (declared valid as of 1924):
I have been offered a IIIa with a MOOLY at a quite reasonable price by a dealer. I would quite like to get it, as this was the type of Leica my father used constantly from 1939 until it was stolen in Spain in 1967 and is one of the gaps in my collection. The problem is that the actuator arm for the MOOLY to the camera shutter is missing. The dealer is a well known European historic Leica dealer, who claims all is working well but I don't see how it can be with no arm. It is only I believe, the later MOOLY-C with the longer body cameras from IIIc onwards, that uses an internal link to the shutter release. I will have to read up my Laney later today. Has anyone any idea where I might acquire one of these arms. If I can't find an arm, I will not buy the IIIa and MOOLY. Below is a photo of the actual camera in question. There is some rust on the winder butterfly and the front actuator arm on the MOOLY but nothing that Alan Starkie could not sort for me. You can see otherwise the IIIa seems in nice cosmetic condition. Wilson