February 2005, Bill Kraus Occupied Nikon Ohi
Bill Kraus-san and Mikio Itoh-san
February 25, 2005
BILL KRAUS OCCUPIED
NIKON OHI PLANT
Nikon Ohi Plant, Tokyo
Welcome Bill Kraus-san
Mr. Bill Kraus, a main member of the Nikon Historical Society (NHS),
visited Japan to join the special Tokyo meeting with Mr. Mikio Itoh,
Nikon Digital Archives.
February 25th 2005.
At Nikon Corporation Ohi Plant, Tokyo.
As you know, the
was happy and succeeded.
This special collaboration with Nikon corporation also produced Akihiko Suzuki.
Mikio Itoh-san of Nikon Digital Archives declared opening the special meeting.
The purpose of the special meeting is to investigate the very early literature
in the age when Nikon camera was introduced in the United States.
Bill Kraus-san is a super expert concerning the literature in the age
when Nikon camera was born.
He brought Japan a lot of valuable literature from the US.
Those literature was scarce items which no one had seen.
Nikon Digital Archives preserved his literature to the digital storage by computer scanning.
Mikio Itoh-san showed the member the first Nikon brochure.
Bill Kraus-san shows his super collection
Mikio Itoh-san shows Nikon's the first brochure
Mikio-Itoh-san explained a Nikon I very old brochure
The first Nikon camera old brochure (c) Nikon Digital Archives, 2005
Revised Nikon I very old brochure (c) Nikon Digital Archives, 2005
Nikon I very old brochure (c) Nikon Digital Archives, 2005
Yuki Kawai-san and Bill-san
Very Early Literature
The member of Nikon Kenkyukai explained the advertisement of Nikon camera
which appeared to an old camera magazine of Japan.
You will be able to find the first Nikon and Nikon I.
The books on red cover are Camera Almanac 1952, 1955 and 1959.
Nikon M brochures
Mikio Itoh-san studying Bill's collection
Old Japanese 'CAMERA' magazine 1
Old Japanese 'CAMERA' magazine 2
Old Red Book of 'Camera Almanac 1952, 1955, 1959'
Yuki Kawai-san judging Bill-san's D-mount small Nikkor
From Bill Kraus's Super Collection
I would like to show a part of Bill Kraus's super great collection to you.
This literature is company overview of Nippon Kogaku which makes for the United States market,
and was used actually in the United States.
The title is "this is Nippon Kogaku K.K.".
It is made from a high-quality print with superior paper. It is a beautiful art work.
The microscope and the astronomical telescope are all products of Nippon Kogaku.
this is Nippon Kogaku K.K.
Presidents of Nippon Kogaku
Life, New York Times, etc, and Nikon Camera
Nikon S and Accessaries
Nikkor lenses and beautiful photo, Cherry Dance of Kyoto
Bill-san always has Rotoloni's Nikon book in his bag.
A lot of celebrities autograph in his book.
There is a Japanese autograph by Kanji character.
It is a Nikon former president,
The member of Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo also signed in his book.
The following is Bill Kraus's message for you.
A very important week to come to Tokyo.
The Matsuya old camera show was good to many Nikon historians.
The chance to see the new black SP 0001 with 35mm f1.8 lens 0001
at JCII was a landmark; And, most important of all, the meeting organized
by Mr. Itoh -"Occupied"- by 12 members to study models I, M and S
through early literature.
It was honored to attend.
Bill-san's Autograph Book
Bill Kraus and Mikio Itoh and Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo
The collaboration with a Nikon digital archives ended significant and happily.
We wish to express our gratitude to Mikio Itoh-san and a secretary of Nikon
who did the work of the digital scanning input.
Bill Kraus-san from the US who brought a lot of valuable material,
Thank you big much.
Special thanks to;
Nikon Corporation Ohi Plant
Nikon Digital Archives
Mr. Bill Kraus/The Nikon Historical Society (NHS)
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