RELOADING UNIVEX MERCURY I CAMERAS
This camera does not have cassettes. It has two geared spools that
Memorize these instructions since you can't refer to them in the dark; better
yet, run through the steps with the lights on with scrap film.
Gather all your items together -- 35mm film, scissors, and film template.
Wash your hands thoroughly, or use film gloves (obtainable at most camera
shops) in order to avoid getting oil or dirt on the film.
Turn off the lights.
Cut a 36" length of film, using a template, ruler or whatever you can device.
Roll the film tightly onto one of the spools with the gear on the bottom
and the leader going to the right.
Cut a 1" tongue into the middle of the leader. It's just like a regular
35mm tongue, but in the middle of the film.
Slide the film tongue into other spool. Rotate the spool a couple of
times to tighten the film.
Open the camera back and drop the spools into the camera making sure the
gears engage with the camera. You need to get the bottom of each spool
into the camera first which can be a little tricky in the dark.
Close the camera back.
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