At last, my latest purchase has come through customs and I was able to pick it up this morning before I got dropped off in town to get the train to uni.
It uses a PX28A battery, so I’ll have to special order another just in case this battery dies in the near future.
The serial number is #145256, but I cannot for the sake of looking find out exactly how old it is. According to the net it could be anywhere from 4-11 years old, I’ll take it to the local camera store to see if they can help: fingers crossed.
I can finally get back to making photographs and now I have a functioning meter I can go back out on location and start a new project.
It’s all coming back together again, and it feels good.