This camera was one of the first non wood or metal-made cameras being produced from ebonite, a type of black vulcanised rubber. J. T. Mayfield, advertising the camera, stated 'This is the best and cheapest instrument that has ever been offered. The case is entirely made from Ebonite, leather bellows, rapid rectilinear lens which gives first-class definition. Three dark slides for plates, 3¼ in. square. The whole can be conveniently carried in the pocket'. Designed for making lantern slides it was sold for £4.
The review of the camera was less complimentary: 'the one sent to us for inspection was made very hurriedly, and, of course, roughly, for the purposes of our review; but we can see that the arrangements are extremely good, and, at the same time, of the smallest and lightest... The only point about this camera we do not admire is the fact that the shutter has to be set both for exposure and focussing from the inside. The camera being so small it is difficult to get the hand inside to accomplish this. No doubt the makes will see their way to alter this'.
This is the only known example of the camera. An aluminium camera from Mayfield is noted in 1895.