Fuji Kogaku Baby Lyra c1941
This is a rare wartime Japanese camera produced by Fuji Kogaku. Depending on the source of historical information, the Baby Lyra was produced some time after 1936 through 1941. It is described on camerapedia.org as having been produced between 1936 and 1938. However, McKeown 12th edition indicates c1941. The English Fujimura translation of Nihon Camera No Rekishi makes no mention at all (see The History of the Japanese Camera edited by Gordon Lewis). Consequently, my research continues.
This camera in my collection was photographed several years ago using an old Toshiba P&S, so the quality isn't great. However, the camera is an important part of the Pre-WWII and WWII Japanese cameras, so I have included these in this exhibit.