My sister bought a bunch of old film cameras from the internet (ebay flavour I believe) for her wedding, and passed a couple on to me. One of which is this Beirette, which came in a crazy case that made it look like a gas mask.
According to a random website I’ve found and chosen to believe without any further research, Beirettes were 35mm compact cameras made in East Germany from 1958-80’s by Beier. I believe the one I have may be from the 1968 but I’m making an educated guess. As well A ‘Beirette’ and ‘Made in Germany’ the camera has ‘E. Ludwig Merritar 2.9/4.5’ written around the lens which seems to match the 1968 model.
I don’t know what all the numbers are about so I’ve just twiddly the dials randomly and taking pictures. Hopefully, some will come out and I’ll be able to share them. What I do like about the camera is the glass in the viewfinder is slightly brown which automatically makes it all look oldy-fashiony.