London, South Kensington
5 November 1992
J. LANCASTER & SON, Birmingham
A 1½ x 2 inch Improved-pattern patent Watch camera with nickel-plated body, six-part sprung telescoping section, engine-turned cover engraved J. Lancaster & Sons's Birmingham. Patent, Grubb-type achromatic lens with sprung drop-shutter, rear ground glass focusing screen.
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Lothrop (1973), A century of cameras, p.47.
Coe (1978), Cameras, p.56.
Lancaster's Watch camera was the subject of British patent number 12,571 of 4 October 1886. The camera appeared in a commercial form from 1886 and the Improved-pattern appeared from 1890.
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