Meteor T.K.K.

Better constructed and heavier than most HIT type cameras this is one of the more able cameras using 17.5mm film.  The Meteor is marked "Made in Occupied Japan" and has the distinct angular style of the Beauty 14, Epochs and Vestkam.

Model Meteor T.K.K.
Lens 20mm
Shutter B, 1/25,1/100
Aperture f4.5
Film Door lock sliding bar
Dimensions 59x35x35mm (width x height x depth)
Weight 106g
Purchased 2004/03/28
Date of Manufacture 1949
Cost 229.16USD
Current Value  
Auction Price Ebay *2004/03/28 229.16USD, 2004/08/09 263.95USD, 2005/05/08 330.99USD

The spool is also better made than the standard spool for HIT type film, seen below next to the standard type of holder and has a thicker top with a long through slot.

Photo from Long Island Cameras, NY

Last Updated on 15th May 2005