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Photo Vanity outfit
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Photo Vanity outfit

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Photo Vanity outfit
Ansco Photo Products, Binghamton, NY; comprising a vanity case with cream, black and green plastic mirror, comb, cosmetic containers and a 127-rollfilm camera, with metal external camera controls
Literature
Lothrop & Auer (1978), Die Geheimkameras, p. 104, 105.
W. & E. Marder (1982), Anthony. The Man, the Company, the Cameras, p. 313-314.
Special notice

VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer’s premium.

Lot Essay

Condition: 3B
Cosmetic: Light signs of wear.
Mechanical: Apparently working.


The Photo Vanity camera was the subject of US patents of April 1 1924, October 7 1924 and January 27 1925 and Canadian patents of 1923. The camera was sold from circa 1926 as a detective camera for ladies, containing cases for powder, lipstick, rouge, matching change purse and key, in a addition to a concealed Ansco No. 0 box camera for 15/8 x 2½ inch pictures. The camera was operated through discrete controls on the base and had a the lens aperture and red film window on opposite sides.
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