Brands that disappeared in the 70s:

WIRGIN EDIXA, ZEISS IKON AG, KOWA, MIRANDA, TOPCON, ALPA, NIKKORMAT/NIKOMAT.

West-Germany: WIRGIN EDIXA:1954-1971:

For more on Wirgin Edixa, see http://www.pentax-slr.com/181841700

West-Germany: ZEISS IKON AG: 1953-1972:

For more on Zeiss Ikon AG, go to http://www.pentax-slr.com/181841701

Japan: KOWA: 1960-1973:

For a closer look at Kowa, go to http://www.pentax-slr.com/181841702

Japan: MIRANDA: 1955-1976:

For a detailed presentation of Miranda history, please go to:

Japan: PETRI: 1959-1977:

For more on Petri, go to: http://www.pentax-slr.com/181841703

Note: Petri company went down in 1977, but workers union took over and upheld production till 1980, at least.
So, Petri is moved to the next decade: Lost Brands: 80's

Japan: TOPCON: 1958-1978:

Switzerland: ALPA: 1949-1978:

For more on Alpa, see http://www.pentax-slr.com/181841705

Japan: NIKKORMAT/NIKOMAT: 1965-1978:

More Nikomat/Nikkormat onhttp://www.pentax-slr.com/71760553

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02.12 | 10:51

Wow, I wish it was me who just "picked up" that one! May I ask from where? About how rare: Read more about it under Asahi Pentax 1957-64.

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01.12 | 00:29

I picked up a 'Penta Asahiflex H2' serial#230415, seems in pretty good condition with a couple of lenses and accessories. Apparently these are rare?

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24.10 | 21:19

Hi,
Honeywell was the US distributor and had their name on the cameras until Pentax established its own US-office. H3v was identical to Asahi Pentax SV. Thanks!

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24.10 | 18:55

Hello,
Great site! I don't see my Honeywell Pentax listed here. It was my first SLR that I bought it used in the late 1960's. Model H3v, any info?

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