Does anyone own a Cornu Week-End Bob Camera?

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    I reeeealy want one, can’t find one. Bwwaaaaaa


     
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    In France, I have been seeking during years for this Week end Bob and could not find one to buy.
    Too sad........
    This very rare camera was based on the body of the Reyna series and was sold by Grenier and not directly by Cornu. You may see some different variations of the Week end Bob and associated technical specifications in this great website directed by Sylvain Halgand.

    http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard_eng.php?id_appareil=969

    A good description of this gem can be seen in the French Book "Histoire des appareils Français - Période 1940-1960" >By Bernard Vial - Maeght Editeur
     
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    That’s a cool looking camera. Haven’t seen one before.
     
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    D8229173-A898-4DDD-B3B5-84776BD28770.jpeg A63CA073-4037-489E-BDBA-EACFD105A67F.jpeg Cool camera but Much Cooler Name! I’ll admit that’s what attracted me to it. I’ll hunt one down, eventually, you know as a collector, the thrill is in the hunt! It’s like looking for an albino squirrel.
     
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    I you continue to fail finding a Week End Boy you may console yourself buying one of its succesors.
    This is what i did with these two cameras from my collection:

    A Baby Sem manufactured by SEM on the basis of the body designed by Cornu

    SEM - Baby Sem [418] small 001.jpg

    SEM - Baby Sem small 003.jpg

    Or a SEM Kim on the same basis

    SEM - Kim type 1354 [219] small 022.jpg

    These cameras are not as sophisticated as the Week End Boy but for lack of thrust, we eat blackbirds (French proverb)

    SEM Baby SEM - Photo Hall 1950.jpg
     

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