The second world war just finished when the company GOLDSTEIN is created
in the 10th district of Paris (France) to produce cameras.
The production starts in 1945 with the series GOLDY. The first
models of GOLDY cameras are the Box GOLDY in paperwork (Due to the
restriction of raw materials).
Then appears a series of cameras made of stamped metal. The
Metal Fotobox was the first one in 1950
followed by the
GOLDY circa 1955.
Unquestionably, this last one is the most
sophisticated of the series. Solid and made with a great care, it can be
used indifferently with 120 or 620 rollfilms.
The first versions of Metabox GOLDY do not have
handle. They also have a different serigraphy and a folding viewfinder.
Later, this viewfinder will be replaced with a Galilean viewfinder
surmounted with a solid plastic handle. The front serigraphy will be