London, South Kensington
20 July 2004
Le Seul camera/projector no. 639
Noël Courvoisier, Paris; De-Luxe model, fifty 3½ x 5½mm. images on 9 x 12cm. plates, wood-body, nickelled-metal fittings, with hand-crank, front shutter, plate holder, and f/3.2 lens mounting on a wood base holding an electric light and resistence
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Pete Ariel (1983), Ariel Cinematographica Register, nos. 342, 451.
Auer & Ory (1979), Histoire de la caméra ciné amateur, p. 72, 76.
The Le Seul camera made fifty images on a 9 x 12cm. glass plate. Two models were produced and the design won a gold medal in 1921. The plate herewith shows a young man smoking and is marked in the negative with the camera's serial number.
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