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    How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    Before you ask or suggest did I do a search. Yes. I have a Rittreck view on it's way from Japan. How can you tell the manufacture date. I know they were made between 1965 till 1972. Are there differences from year to year. The one I bought has the black thumb tabs for the lens lock. I know others are a metal slde .

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    Re: How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    So 94 people have read this and not one person knows how to tell year it's was made or what variations/ improvments were made over time.

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    Re: How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    Kumar is very knowledgeable of the Rittreckview cameras. Perhaps he can help.

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    Re: How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    I have one and only learned today from you dating.


    Kinda obvious now.

    I think many only hope to know the decade of manufacture.

    And I collect metal cameras!
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    Re: How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeBone75 View Post
    I know they were made between 1965 till 1972.
    You already are ahead of radio-carbon dating.

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    Re: How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    Well camera has arrived. Very cool. I wasn't sure I would like the gray and blue color scheme but it looks good. So now for the year of manufactureing I am guessing the first two numbers in the serial number is the manufactured year.If that is the case then mine Isa 1972. I saw a pic of another one and it's first two were 65. It had the plane metal lens board lock release. Any thoughts. I am going to enjoy using this old classic.

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    Re: How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    Well, mine is SN 731459.

    Where did you get your dating info?
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    Re: How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    Saw the manufactoring years on cameripedia I think. Maybe they went alittle into 1973 ?. Any thing about yours that's different or an "improvement"

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    Re: How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    I realize this is not important or medical miracle stuff. I'm just a history /trivia nut
    Last edited by DeBone75; 16-Sep-2018 at 03:42.

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    Re: How to determine manufacture date of Rittreck view.

    Just marking arrows.

    They do help.

    But I first read them backward, so not so much!
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