Certo Dollina II 1936
Certo-Camera-Werk was founded in Dresden in 1902 manufacturing a number of cameras. In 1935 they introduced the 35mm Dollina model which was a significant and successful camera. Within a year the company made available the Dollina II which had a coupled rangefinder somewhat indelicately placed on top of the Dollina I body. This model was sold for about one year before the company introduced an improved model III in 1937, while at the same time selling a simplified and cheaper model II rebadged as the Dollina 0.
This example shown below appears to be nickel and black enamel and has the Cassar f/2.9 lens with the Compur Rapid shutter. The body is serial no.9560; mounted are no.5355516 Compur-Rapid shutter, and nr.334651 Cassar f/2.9 lens. The coupled rangefinder was apparently improved in later versions of this model at about serial number 25,000+ which included a reduced height, addition of a spirit level and contrasting orange filter on the reference image optics. It is known that later examples of this model produced in late 1938 through 1939 became available with a high quality Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.8 50mm lens with a chrome plated upper RF housing, knobs and trim.