Vario Rigolo?

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    My co-worker brought in a tiny camera, with only the text Vario on the front and Rigona barely legible on the outside. Anybody heard of this? I'll see if I can get some photos of it.

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    Maybe a Vario Rigona?

    I've attached a few shots of it. It is a 127 film camera (I compared the reel to one I have from an old Brownie style camera).

    I've never seen one of these and cannot find any info on it. Anybody have a collector book out there?

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    Mike:

    I expect that VARIO refers to the shutter - so your camera may be a Balda Rigona with a different shutter.

    I cannot tell from your pix what the lens is.
     
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    Thanks Matt, I think this Camerapedia page is the right one for the lines. Was Vario a lens maker then?
     
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