London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
Miniature sliding box camera
French; 18 x 24mm., wood-body, lacquered-brass fittings, with removable focusing screen, lacquered-brass rack and pinion focusing lens with cap and two single darkslides (one lacking sheath)
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Auer (1989), 150 Years of Cameras, no. 226.
Pritchard & St Denny (1993), Spy Camera. A Century of Spy, Detective and Subminiature Cameras, p. 27.
Auer dates the camera to circa 1865. A previous example was offered in Spy, Subminiature and Detective Cameras, 9 December 1991, lot 22.
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