1971 Royal Sprite, built by Silver Seiko in Japan.
Joe in his later civilian years, selling Skampers to Yankees.
Grandad’s Kodak Pony 135 and a Gossen Pilot light meter (The Pony has *no* light metering)
The Pony 135 is a simple, all-mechanical “zone focus” camera (the viewfinder has no focusing/rangefinding aids), made mostly of Bakelite and stamped steel. The lens aperture is adjustable from F4.5 to F22 and the shutter is adjustable from “Bulb” to 1/200ths of a second. There is a remote shutter release post, but I don’t recognize the connector needed. It looks cheaply-made but feels quite solid, and this particular example works perfectly despite it’s age and general wear. These Bakelite Kodaks aren’t always so lucky. It takes standard 35mm film, but I haven’t found any way to set the film speed. Probably no point in trying, as it has no light meter, and thus does no calculations that would require knowing the film speed.