The Pearlette was a Japanese folding camera which took 4×6.5cm and 3×4cm exposures on 127 film. It was introduced in 1925 by Konishiroku and was manufactured until the early postwar period. The Pearlette was the first mass-produced Japanese camera. Approximately 300 cameras per month were turned out.
The shutter is an Echo by Rokuoh-sha.
I believe this to be a 1940 model of the Pearlette camera because the "Pearlette" nameplate is screwed on the front of the camera, instead of being stamped, but I am not certain of the exact year of production. Please see photos and make your purchase based on what you see. I am not a camera expert and the information here is based on web search only.
This camera has not been tested and I do not know if it actually works. It is being sold as a collectible or for decorative purposes only -- not as a working camera. Please note that the paint is peeling on the sides of the camera as can be seen in the photos. Refer to photos for condition.
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