Is this not rather politically incorrect.

If you were to hold a "First Annual International US Camera Day" you'd find the range of cameras (35mm & 120) was equally if not worse made in quite a few cases. Retina's etc aren't American as they were made in Germany.

I've owned and used a few FSU/East German camera's and they have been good capable, reliable camera's you can't say that of Argus Bricks.