Numbers ¹174,000 to ¹178,000 .
Several hundred bodies were made in BERDSK during the war
from pieces taken when they evacuated and arrived at the "second safety zone" .
There are variations in a name (possible idfferences in shutter speed wheel). See photos.
"FED Berdsk" ¹178340 ,
It's variations and a disctintive feature that resambles earlier series (1933-34, FED-1a). See pictures on the bottom of the boby.
In June 1945 the FED factory situated in Berdsk received the order to recommence the manufacture of photographic cameras.
There were still some original "communards" of the male personnel from the evacuated FED factory,
although the production equipment was "lost" in secret city somewhere in Siberia.
It was the spare parts of the FED which they then assembled with the experience of several old workers,
and an extraordinary desire to rebuild the equipment.
There with very difficult technical conditions but with moral 'steel' the first new FED reappeared.
FED type - 1e, "Berdsk" 1946.Numbers from ¹174,000 to ¹180,000 (probably more)
Built in Siberia in the first quarter of 1946, some 1,000 specimens were built in part with the rest of the evacuated pieces.
The numbering is probably fanciful, lots of hoods or tops already pressed and printed before the war were perhaps used.
Camera FED "RED FLAG"
Produced on the factory of F.E. Dzerjinskyi in Charkov, 1948.
Numbers from ¹200,000 to ¹201,800
Recovered with a finer grain, base with apparent screws as pre-war models. Medium quality finish.
1,800 bodies produced.
Identical to FED-1å. but the movement buttons and the rewinding gear are more finely printed (like FED-1a).
Shutter carriage in bronze not aluminium.
Lens is coated.
Printed initials NKAP.
Became an independent factory (extricated from power of ex NKVD), FED retained its links with the
Ministry of the Aeronautical Industry under whose orders they worked during the war .