SCAT very very rare italian subminiature camera with diaphragms!!! Prototype?? Pre-Series??

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SCAT very very rare italian subminiature camera with diaphragms!!! Prototype?? Pre-Series??
Fotocamera spia - Buono (usato e funzionante con segni d’uso visibili)

The SCAT is an Italian subminiature camera, made by Società Costruzione Articoli Tecnici in Rome, in the early 1950s.
Three versions are known:

The first version had adjustable apertures via a lever located at the base, very rare (in 40 years of activity we have sold only 4/5 cameras of this type).

The second version is without diaphragms and with a plate applied with two screws (written f = 1: 3.5), to cover the slot where there was the lever that controlled them.
From this version the diaphragms were replaced by two filters (yellow and green), much more economical solution....

The third version did not have the plate applied because the base was rebuilt without the slot.

But all the cameras we sold of these versions, including the very rare first with apertures, had the lens with focusing.
This one in auction instead has the lens without focusing and with a different shape.
Never seen another one! And never knew of its existence!

I don't know if it's a prototype or a pre-series, but it is certainly an ultra rare camera, if not unique!
Its dimension are around 48x29x36mm with a weight of around 6Ogr with film cartdidges.
As is possible to see from the pictures it's in very good condition, with some light signs of use (please remember its age).
There is the proper green case (without space to house the filters) and a box.
A simple but ultra rare camera. A great item for the collector of Italian or subminiature cameras.

The auction is only for the SCAT with diaphragms, the other two cameras photographed are not included in the auction, they were photographed only to show the differences of the various models.


Dettagli lotto
Marca
SCAT
Numero di modello/tipo
very very rare italian subminiature camera with diaphragms!!! Prototype?? Pre-Series??
Tipo di oggetto/dispositivo
Fotocamera spia
Condizioni
Buono (usato e funzionante con segni d’uso visibili)
N° di dispositivi principali
1
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