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For sale is a vintage GENERAL ELECTRIC PHOTOGRAPHY EXPOSURE METER TYPE PR-1. The PR-1 exposure meter was introduced in 1948. This original vintage photography equipment appears to be in working order. The light meter has two different settings to measure light in low range and high range conditions. The back of the meter has a dial guide to find the correct camera f/stop lens setting for the measured light conditions. A great collectible item for any vintage photography enthusiast.

The designer of this meter, Allen Stimson called it a “Vest Pocket” exposure meter but GE’s marketing department sold the meter as the “PR-1.” GE’s PR series light meters were a big improvement from their simple meter-in-a-box designs. This meter was designed to fit into the palm of the hand and has a small meter window on top and a very large calculator dial in the center. The big feature is what marketing called “the meter with a memory!” aka needle lock. The meter’s needle locks hold the needle in place until you release it for a reading, and then holds it again. For the photographer, it allows you to point the meter for a reading, then look at the meter in a more comfortable position.

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 6 in