The Primo Jr was made during the brief 4×4 camera boom of the late 1950s. It was released one year after the 1957 Rolleiflex Baby Grey, and was the first Japanese 4×4 TLRs, beating the Yashica-44 by a small margin: both models were announced in magazines dated May 1958 but the Primo Jr was advertised the same month whereas the Yashica was advertised from July.
Among 4×4 "superslide" TLR cameras, the Primo Jr was lauded for the bright viewfinder, and the sharp Topcor 60 f/2.8 taking lens. Other features include pop-up sports finder and magnifier, crank wind instead of dial wind (a luxury feature in 4×4 TLRs of those days), bright Toko 60 f/2.8 viewing lens, solid build and luxury finish. It is comparable in quality to the 4×4 Rolleiflex.
This is a non working camera which is in very poor condition.
It came to us with dry and brittle leather, bent viewer cover surround, missing paint and corroded metal.
Make it in to a lamp, spray paint it a fun colour, or use it to fill in your collection. Only viewing glass and some minor parts salvageable.
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