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The Braun Paxette II series started in 1952. While the series I cameras from 1951 had fixed lenses, the ones of the series II can be interchanged. The right window on the top is a finder, the second is not a rangefinder, it's an extinction meter. The camera is very small for a camera with leaf shutter and interchangeable lenses.

Some pictures:

Camera front. This camera come with one of the standard lenses, a Staeble Kata.

Camera back. On the early cameras the plate is hinged to the top.

Camera bottom.

Seen from above. The first series II cameras had a winding knob, this one already has a kind of lever. The dented wheel sets the numbering after film loading.