In an earlier post, I explained that my friend had given me a fantastic looking Ansco Memo II. It’s a particularly cool little wind up camera and I couldn’t wait to give it a go. I took it out yesterday having armed it with one of the rolls of Tri-X I have in abundance. It’s a half frame camera so I had 72 shots to take. We went for breakfast with some friends and headed to the swing park with the Children.
Bad news. It would appear that the shutter isn’t opening properly. I’ve looked at all 72 exposures and its the same story all the way along. I shot using both automatic and manual iris controls but they’re both the same. I guess the iris has no bearing on the mechanics of the shutter anyway.
I don’t imagine there’s much that can be done to remedy the problem either, so it looks like this little Ansco Memo II has taken it’s last photograph!