The Ciro-flex is an American Classic, whose heyday was in the late 40's and early 50's - it was intended for advanced hobbyists, and it is really a very nice camera. The Wollensak lens was an excellent triplet, and compared favourably to the Rolleicords.
Hard to get a good one these days . . . I'm lucky. My copy is very good and works like a charm! Most I've seen are pretty ratty. It was never really considered a collectible - but now a nice one can fetch a hundred and fifty or so.
Here's a couple of shots taken with this relic, on HP5 film, HC110 at 1:63 for 11 minutes. The first one is of the Nechako River cutbanks at Prince George BC. These are both scanned 5"x5" prints on Arista Edu grade #3.
And the second I took at the railyards on 1st Avenue of Prince George:
Ciro-Flexes are (or have been at least) the best deal in medium format. The lens is a triplet, but a good one, and stopped down it can stand up to much more expensive cameras.
The Ansco Automatic Reflex was launched in the late 40s at the same price as a Rolleiflex Automat, using the same lens and shutter that went into the Ciro-Flex models C and E. In terms of image quality, it held its own well against the Rollei's Tessar.