As is customary my wife came back from one of her trips to Germany with a new toy for me to play with. It's a dusty old Vario folding camera. Usually when she brings me back these old contraptions I do a bit of online research to find a bit of background history of the camera and maybe find an instruction manual. I found very little information about this camera apart from it was made around the 1930s. Nevertheless, I ploughed on and stuck a roll of film in it.
It wasn't the easiest of cameras to use as all the adjustments are controlled by fiddly little switches around the front element which weren't really compatible with my clumsy fat fingers. I persevered and filled a roll of film. Unfortunately, after I put a second roll of film in, the shutter cocking mechanism jammed and I think I've pretty much killed the camera. At least I got one roll of film through it and now have another dust collector to go with my collection. Here's a few images from the camera with all the dust and light leeks included.