In the 1930's, there were several cast-metal subminis from different European countries that created 20x20mm images, such as the Fotonette, Ulca and Photolet. I guess you could say these are the ancestors of the later Hit cameras.  They were very simple in design and used roll film.  The Fotonette was just one of these simple cameras with a simple viewfinder on the top and a fixed-focus lens -- just like the others.  The Fotonette is more unusual because it comes from Czechoslovakia.  The body is clearly marked.  Not to be confused with the bakelite, postwar, Fotonesa from Italy.

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