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Kodak Retinette I (type 030/9)
Manufactured from 1958 to 1959. Shutter and lens similar to the later type 022 models, as is the top cover, but this model had the pressed chrome front shutter panel of the type 030 Retinette I model.This model was apparently made to order for Kodak UK to provide a lower-price option from the new Retinette I type 030 with taller top cover and bright-line finder. Times were hard, import tariffs were high, perhaps there was a price-point it was important to meet.
With the camera and its leather case, I have this exposure guide card. Obviously meant for a Retinette, but perhaps not specifically this model