The camera has an all-metal collapsible body made of three boxes sliding one inside the other, and sustained by scissor struts on both sides. (This collapsible body is somewhat reminiscent of the "bakelite bellows" of the Minolta Vest or Minolta Six.) The front plate has a small fixed-focus lens with no diaphragm, and a small reflex finder. At least two variants are known; one has a sliding button at the front to release the shutter, and the other has a cylindrical post instead, certainly to attach a cable release. The picture format is reported as 3×4cm or 3×5cm; this might correspond to Tougodo's 3.5×5.5cm "Vest-size", or 2.4×3.8cm "no.1 film".
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- 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. ISBN 4-257-03187-5. Item 4054.
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