Oh, about those Al Vistas. Since for about the same price I can get a good Panoram, a sturdier camera which takes pictures with the lens swinging both ways, so I don't have to cap the lens and pull it back to cock the camera.
But, on the other hand the Baby Al Vista did offer more "shutter speeds" than the Kodak Panoram, with 4 spring tension settings on the No. 1 Baby, and even more accurate settings on the no 2 with different sizes of fan blades that used wind resistance to act as governors.
Unfortunately, when Conley bought out Multiscope and their Al Vista cameras, they improved on the sturdiness of the camera body, but produced only cameras using the larger size film and dropped the Baby Al Vista that used 120 film.