Miniature camera by GOMZ 35 mm, non-perforated, paper backed film / Bakelite body .... lens : 38 mm f.9 / fixed focus factory : GOMZ / Leningrad, USSR year : circa 1937 - original model - name on front ... production from 1937-1940
notes: This tiny camera measures only 3" wide x 2.25" tall x 1.75" deep. It has a simple one element, fixed focus, 38 mm meniscus lens and shutter speeds of "B" and 1/25 sec. It has a tiny wide-angle Galilean viewfinder, a lever operated shutter release-cocking mechanism on the front, and a red celluloid window on the back to show the progress of the paper-backed film which held 12 exposures. It has the GOMZ logo molded into the the front. Although produced in relatively large numbers, not many have survived through the last 80 years.
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