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Manufactured in Etats-Unis from Circa 1945 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 725

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Traduction de Sylvain Halgand.

There is a singular contradiction between what the note says accompanying the camera and what is written inside even camera.
On the note, the address of the mark is: Foto-Flex Corp. 2215 So. Michigan Ave., Chicago 16, Ill, whereas inside the camera, a transfer indicates “Made in the U.S.A. by HADDS MFG. Co. Chicago. Ill.”.
This camera is strange, because in a rather conventional horizontal form, a TLR hides. The large round thing which resembles a lens is purely decorative and fixed, but encircles two small apertures. That the top is the finder. Thanks to a mirror, the image is returned on dulled, protected by a lid. The frosted one is perfectly unusable, the image being quasi impossible to find!. The very small aperture of bottom is the lens.