Note that the name Windsor is also used on a Diana clone.
The Windsor 35 is a 35mm rangefinder camera made in Japan by Tōkō Shashin (TKC logo; later called the Windsor Camera Co.), c.1953. There were two models, the original 1953 has the accessory shoe in a flat part of the top place, the later 1954 model has the higher part of the top plate surrounding the shoe. The shutter is either a TKS (perhaps for Tōkō Shashin), 1-1/200, with ASA or PC flash sync or a Velex 1-1/200 with PC sync; the later models only have the Velex. The lens is marked TKC C Color-Sygmar, 50mm f3.5.
The 1957 Windsor II is similar, but with a restyled, flatter top plate and a Velex shutter running to 1/300.
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- Windsor 35 in the Fukucame Rangefinder website
- Windsor in the Camera database of the Center of the History of Japanese Industrial Technology
- Windsor in the Hibi omou koto blog
- Windsor in the W page of the A–Z 35mm rangefinder cameras at Asacame
- Windsor 35 at Forester's Junk Camera website
- Windsor 35 at Shashinki Shūri Kōbō