From the Archives:
Week 82 – Olympus Auto Eye

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Introduced in 1960, the Olympus Auto Eye is a fixed – lens rangefinder with shutter priority auto exposure. It features a 45 mm f2.8 lens. Shutter speed is selected on the lens barrel, and metered aperture is shown on a rotating dial inside the viewfinder.

Mine was a last minute steal on a ShopGoodwill.com auction. I paid less than $10. I’ve loaded a roll of HP5 and have an excursion planned for Saturday.

REFERENCES:
Official Olympus history page
Camerapedia
Manual
There are only a couple on ebay right now.