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    Vario Rigolo?

    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
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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?

    Thanks!
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    I see some similarities to this Balda Rigona:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alf_sigaro/2293101879/
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by toro_mike View Post
    Thanks Matt, I think this Camerapedia page 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
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Vario refers to a brand of shutters:

    http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Vario
    Excellent! Thanks Matt!



 

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