Morris Photo Industry Company, Limited, of Japan, and Information?

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Ralph Javins

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Good morning;

Does anyone have a suggestion for a source of information about the Morris DC Power Supply manufactured by the Morris Photo Ind. Co. Ltd. (Morris Photo Industries Company Limited) of Japan?

This is a 12 VDC Power Supply for electronic flash units. It is in a black aluminum case about 5.75 inches wide by 2 inches high by 8.5 inches long, with its own built-in charger, and it slides into a fitted black leather case with a black nylon shoulder strap. Inside there is a Ni-Cad battery pack made with 10 size "C" Ni-Cad cells. There are two round sockets with their 4 pin contacts in a "Y" shape, on the front for the cables to go to the flash units, along with the LED indicators, ON/OFF switches, fuse holder, and a two pin 120 VAC input power connector.
 
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Don't know this unit, but I postulate that it might be a competitor /precursor to todays Quantum Turbo Battery; i.e a high capacity battery unit to supplant the usual power supply for a (perhaps larger early wedding sort) potato masher type flash?

C Nicad's to me suggest late 70's, while nylon strap suggests later 70's /early 80's to me.
 
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Thank you, Mike;

In looking at the parts inside the case, yes, it is from the middle 1980's. My guess from looking at the date codes on some of the components inside is that it was made probably around June of 1985. Why am I looking around inside? Because I am an electronics technician, and I do that kind of thing.

The circuitry inside is quite straight forward, and identifying the major functional sections is easy. How some of the logic sections work is a little bit more difficult. I had hoped that there might be someone on APUG who might recognize the name, and perhaps would know where I can find the company, or their successor, or where information about this unit might be found.

My end goal is to locate a schematic or service manual for it to aid in keeping it going.

Again, thank you, Mike, for offering your reply and comments to my inquiry.
 

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I'm thinking some of their stuff was imported through Speedotron in Chicago. Couldn't hurt to ask.
 

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Some Information,- PLEASE

Look, guys,-

All I'm looking for is some information as to how to get a couple of speed rings and some soft boxes for a couple of strobes that I have,- a Morris HP-450. Does anybody out there have a clue as to how I can get any information on this?
 
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