The Robin is a bar style camera.
It is only known from a single example, pictured in Sugiyama, Kōichi (杉山浩一); Naoi, Hiroaki (直井浩明); Bullock, John R. The Collector's Guide to Japanese Cameras. 国産カメラ図鑑 (Kokusan kamera zukan). Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1985
It has a simple fixed focus lens and shutter speeds of B and 25-100.
There is a similar camera called the Lovely, made about the same time and having enough styling and features in common that they may have had the same roots. It is unclear if the Robin had a swing door like the Lovely. Rare in Japan these cameras are not often found in the west.
No Photo See "Spy Camera" page 81 Michael Pritchard and Douglas St. Denny.
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|Date of Manufacture||1950|
Last Updated on 25th April 2003