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292: Hasselblad Electric Camera (HEC), SN: TRE11595, 19

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very rare, early authentic for NASA modified 500 EL/M with black anodised finish (original camera, not a replica), pre-runner of the later produced HEC (Hasselblad Electric Camera) for the Apollo Lunar missions. It is from the first generation NASA motor-driven cameras which were also taken on the manned voyage which passed close to the moon on December 21st to 27th,1968. During this voyage 10 orbits of the moon were made, the purpose being to survey future landing sites. Along with other modifications the camera mirror was removed to reduce weight. A special large locking mechanism was added in order to change film magazines with bulky space gloves on. Similarly a larger, sturdier shutter release plate was added to the camera. It comes with a special NASA Planar 2.8/80mm no.4594724 with matching black anodised finish with control tabs, also designed for use with space gloves, a silver 70mm magazine no.UI310744 S/N 1008, engraved: P/N SEF 33101018-301 S/N 1008 REFLEX CAMERA FILM MAGAZINE, several stickers and NASA inventory stickers, the body engraved: P/N SEB 33100102-201 S/N 1012 HASSELBLAD ELECTRIC CAMERA - also included the new book by Alain Lazzarini - Hasselblad and the Moon


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Estimate €20,000 – €24,000
Starting Bid €12,000
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2:00 AM - May 12, 2012
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