See that little V on the front door? It's a Voigtlander Bessa, possibly a pre-war model. This camera is built like the proverbial brick S&%t house.
That X in the film window means the cover is in place preventing any light from reaching the film. The little black knob turns to move it out of the way so you can see when you've reached the next exposure when winding.
Here's a top view of the Bessa, showing the pop-up viewfinder and the depth of field scale on the right side.
The front standard has a linkage that goes to a shutter release over on the right side of the door. You can just barely see that little triangle at the top of the door. Also, this camera once had a lens cover or filter attached to a hinge still visible at the 10 o'clock position on the lens bezel. The lens itself doesn't appear to be coated at all, but then again, it's very old.
Look at that honkin' huge opening! It's 6cm by 6cm.
They recommended the use of Voigtlander film too. I've never seen Voigtlander film.
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