Blue-prints

It is interesting that some of the final VEF blueprints carry much later dates. This is evidence that the camera design was continously improved. I found newspaper articles from the russian occupation reporting on improved lens and lever design (1940;
more soon). The russians were particuallry proud in anouncing technical achievements naming individual workers in the newspaper to support their claim that comunism is superior.

Improvements announced:
Blue-prints:

Part of
Name
Latvian Name
ID
Date
Camera
Distance dial - focusing mechanism
konisks zobrats
VEF110???
??.??.1938

Take up-spool drive gear
zobsegments
VEF110083
17.04.1939

Minostigmat lens
objectivs
VEF110210
09.11.1939

Viewfinder
skatu mekletajs
VEF110211
29.11.1939

Shutter speed dial
atruma skala
VEF110226
20.11.1939

Advance mechanism (toothed bar)
zobstienis
VEF110229
21.11.1939





Accessoires
Negative viewer
rokturis
VEF110277
05.07.1939

Lid of the daylight developing tank
karbas augsdala
VEF110287
17.01.1940

Negative wallet
apvalks
VEF110264
19.01.1940