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Manufactured in Japon from Circa 1937 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Ricoh Vest Olympic

This 127 film format camera allows to take 4x6cm or 4x3cm views through a cache provided.
There are several versions of this camera, first called Vest-Alex and distributed by another brand it only allows the 4x6 format.
In 1937 Asahi Kōgaku Kōgyō just fell into Riken resumed its distribution after changing it to bi-format.
Finally in the early forties Riken has distributed it in its network as the Vest-Adler.