I just recently acquired a vintage late 1940's "ANSCO AUTOMATIC REFLEX" TLR camera, I'm anxious to run some film through it... see how it compares to my vintage ROLLEIFLEX OLD STANDARD (pictured next to the Ansco). The Ansco was made to compete with the German Rolleiflex cameras in the late 1940's. I think that the demise of this camera was the cost, which was very expensive in its day! The Ansco is a very solid camera, more weight than my Rolleiflex, and seems to be a well-made camera! I was lucky to find this one in mint condition, everything is working on it.