London, South Kensington
20 October 1994
A 5 x 7 inch wood-body sliding-box reflex camera obscura (lacks mirror and screen) with hinged top, a 2½ inch diameter single meniscus lens and wood lens cover.
The estate of the late Cyril Permutt.
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Permutt (1976), Collecting Old Cameras, p. 146.
Permutt describes this as an 'early 19th-century camera'. It would be more accurate to describe the object as a camera obscura as there is no provision for a plate-holder.
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