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Ticka watch camera
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Ticka watch camera

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Ticka watch camera
Houghtons Ltd., London; focal-plane model, with lens cover and a Taylor, Taylor & Hobson Cooke lens no. 20746
Literature
Pritchard & St. Denny (1993), Spy Cameras, pp. 122-123
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Lot Essay

The focal-plane Ticka was one of two new models announced in 1908, the other being the watch face model. The camera was the subject of a 1908 patent and featured a focusing Cooke lens and, crucially, an adjustable focal-plane shutter to give four speeds plus Time. The camera was last listed before 1914, making it the rarest production Ticka camera.
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