Honestly I have to admit that I don´t actually know anything about this camera. I have seen only one picture of it in addition to the one in my collection.
Ioannis´s Camera Collection
This doesn't mean that "There is something rotten in the state of Denmark". Certainly it is a camera. Lens is made of glass and the notes around it says: F11-47,5 MM. Shutter seems to have two speeds, one for cloudy weather and another for sunshine. The shutter himself is a simple safety pin construction.
On the front of the camera you can see the text, "Patent applied for FOTEX Patent angemeldet" and "Made in Denmark". The glossy parts are nickel-coated, not chromium. It is made from heavy plate (in relation to its size) . What size of film it would eat is a mystery to me. Perhaps 127 rolfilm? I haven´t tried to feed it.
In spite of all it is beautiful and decorative. Cute, I should say. Fotex camera is undoubtedly quite rare. It has come to my mind: is that Fotex really intended for taking pictures and what are those patents which are pending? Perhaps the shutter? It is not alike those you´l find in the box-cameras. I wonder might this Fotex be the only camera ever made in Denmark?...some day, somewhere I have seen a text on a lens "Ernitec of Denmark" Danes are capable doing anything they will. My first decent Hi-Fi gear was Bang & Olufsen and in anno 1202 they made a military expedition to Finland. No bad feelings. I don´t remember anything :-)