This was Kodak's answer to the Argus C3. They made several different versions over the years. The first version was a non-rangefinder with a collapsible lens so it fit nicely into a purse or large pocket, but that only lasted a couple years.
Then they added the rangefinder, and built it for a decade (the span includes the war years, where it wasn't actually in production). Then r retired this camera and redesigned it as the Automatic 35, and finally the Motormatic 35.