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Herb Cunningham
16-Feb-2010, 14:57
I have a Wollensak triple convertible, series IA Raptar, No A55574. It looks good, but I can't tell if it is coated.

A source for that?


Dan Fromm
16-Feb-2010, 15:13
Herb, does it look coated?

AFAIK no one has ever managed to work out the relationship between Wollensak lenses' serial numbers and dates of manufacture. That said, I have (or had) some coated Wollies whose serial numbers did not begin with letters and all of my "youngest" Wollies have serial numbers that begin with letters. So I think your lens had better be coated.

Jim Galli
16-Feb-2010, 15:20
By the time the Raptar name was graced, they all were coated. Look for blue reflections.

Chauncey Walden
16-Feb-2010, 15:44
And the little WC Wocoated symbol.

Herb Cunningham
17-Feb-2010, 07:22
Thanks guys.