All information on the net I found says that the Dacora Royal 6x6 folder has automatic shutter cooking when operating the wind lever. So says the manual you can find on butkus. Manual and a lot of pictures in the net show the cooking levers.
But my Dacora Royal misses that lever and therefore also the functionality of automatic shutter cooking.
Is anybody of you aware that there has been a "cheaper" Dacory Royal built without that extra? My camera looks original and for me there is no sign that somebody removed all the levers.
I cannot find a serial on the camera, the lens is an Enna Ennar 1:3,5 f=7,5cm #755988 shutter is Protor SVS 1s to 1/300s. The wind lever is black.
I will add fotos later.
PS: There is an (exposed?) Adox R 17 still in the camera. Looks like it has not been used for a long time.
Must have missed this post, yes, the Dacora Royal should have the linkage which runs via the folding front mechanism to the shutter cocking lever, it is riveted on with a dome headed rivet on mine. The removal because the linkage failed would seem possible, but would leave the shutter arm with an empty hole.
Has the end of the lever got the hole, or not, if not, then there must have been another Royal model, but the top markings identify them pretty clearly.
Lever wind was the great feature of the Dacora Royal to speed shots along, and without auto cocking it would negate the advantage of the lever winding of the film.
Last Edit: Oct 22, 2015 14:06:10 GMT -5 by Stephen
Today I had a closer look at the Dacora again and also made some fotos.
The shutter cooking levers are missing, someone removed them. I found images on flicker showing some details of a dismantled Royal which show the details very clear. On mine I see two holes for rivets and the part in the bottom of the camera linked to the leaver which is still there.
But cooking the shutter when winding is only the half comfort. An automatic winding stop like the Balda Baldix, has is also very important for comfort. Looking at the frame numbers in the red window is sometimes a pain. Especially in low light situations.