a bit of googling, I've traced it to originating in Poland in the early 1960's.
In a way, I feel like my photographic artistry and development has evolved in such a random manner. It's still hard for me to call myself a photographer with a capital P. I try not to get caught up in the comparison game too often, but it's easy to spiral into episodes of self doubt, which usually end up spawning a misguided desire for fancier equipment and a formal degree.
Finding this little film camera was both timely and serendipitous. I'm looking forward to learning more by going back to the basics.