London, South Kensington
16 January 2001
Compass II no. 2460
Le Coultre et Cie, Switzerland; with an CCL3B Anastigmat f/3.5 35mm. lens no. CCL3B, in a leather case
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Dave Todd, 'The Remarkable Compass' in Photographica World no. 47, pp. 15-16; 48, pp. 9-11.
Condition: 4D(iv)Cosmetic: Normal use and wear. Mechanical: Not working. Lenses: Signs of fungal growth.
The Compass camera was an exceptional piece of design. Small enough to fit within a cigarette carton the camera had more built-in controls and functions than any other camera at the time. Fewer than 3500 examples are believed to have been made.
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