London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
Metal Miniature camera
Marion & Co., London; 1¼ x 1¼ inch, metal-body, with removable focusing screen, rack and pinion focusing lens and drop shutter
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Lothrop (1973), A Century of Cameras, p. 40.Pritchard & St Denny (1993), Spy Camera. A Century of Detective and Subminiature Cameras, p. 22.
Marion's Metal Miniature camera was introduced around 1884 with a camera taking plates 1¼ x 1¼ inches. By 1889 five sizes up to 4¾ x 6½ inches were available but the camera appears to have been discontinued very shortly afterwards.
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