A new gift, courtesy of my lovely wife:
It's a fabulous Kodak Retina IIc from 1954. An absolutely gorgeous fixed-lens rangefinder from the golden age of 35mm RFs.
And what a lens! Incredibly sharp and contrasty, giving beautiful results.
For moe about these underappreciated gems, see here. This particular sample was found in an antique store in Cambridge. It's clearly a "user", but works flawlessly. It helps that the most delicate bits -- the lens and shutter -- were kept behind the tough steel clamshell.
The film advance on the bottom took a little getting used to but I can see why this camera was popular with the left-eyed.
I'll post some pictures soon, but here's a taste: