The Kodak 35 Rangefinder was launched by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1940 as one of their first 35mm cameras. This model and the original Kodak 35 were developed in Rochester, New York when it became clear imports from the Kodak AG factory in Germany would be disrupted by war.
The camera is iconic for its conspicuously placed gear next to the lens front element. Celebrities loved this camera because it looked different and was easy to use. The 35mm canisters insured film didn’t get accidentally exposed or damaged.