So I hauled out the Nikkormat, found a battery for it (in another camera, the Minolta SRT), and realized I had also already loaded it with film! Then I realized I hadn't posted it for you, months ago when I found it in a pile of decent SLR bodies at a Goodwill. I had my pick of three FT's as well as a couple more Minolta SRT's and a Pentax K1000. I mounted the only "eared" lens I have (with a fair bit of internal spotting - I'm waiting to see what that looks like on the film), and I am trying it out.
So here is spokescat Guido, making it look good
The FT was first in the line, made 1965-67 and updated several times for a decade. It was the closest thing you could get to a Nikon F, and still the closest I'll get to one for a ten-spot. I read somewhere today that it sold for $270 at the time, $70 less than a Nikon F. That's a lot - online sources put it at about $2016 in current US money.
The controls take some getting used to. It wasn't until the third place I looked that I found out that the film advance also activates the meter. That's good news, as it isn't running down the battery all the time, and I have confirmed it does work. Also note in the photo that the film speed is buried in that same multi-purpose ring.
No shoe on top at all (cold or hot), but luckily the Minolta came with a flash and the little cable that plugs in here. Two different sync speeds, for electronic (X - for xenon, I think) and M (Medium) for slower-brightening bulbs.
So now I'm looking for washing soda. I'll keep you posted.