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toro_mike
08-06-2010, 12:47 PM
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.

Thanks!
Mike

toro_mike
08-06-2010, 02:26 PM
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?

Thanks!
Mike

MattKing
08-06-2010, 02:34 PM
I see some similarities to this Balda Rigona:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alf_sigaro/2293101879/

toro_mike
08-06-2010, 02:46 PM
I see some similarities to this Balda Rigona:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alf_sigaro/2293101879/

Indeed it does Matt. Thanks for the link! I'll keep looking, there has to be something out there on these things.

Mike

MattKing
08-06-2010, 02:48 PM
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.

toro_mike
08-06-2010, 02:52 PM
Thanks Matt, I think this Camerapedia page (http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Baldina) is the right one for the lines. Was Vario a lens maker then?

MattKing
08-06-2010, 02:56 PM
Thanks Matt, I think this Camerapedia page (http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Baldina) is the right one for the lines. Was Vario a lens maker then?

Vario refers to a brand of shutters:

http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Vario

toro_mike
08-06-2010, 03:00 PM
Vario refers to a brand of shutters:

http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Vario

Excellent! Thanks Matt!