London, South Kensington
11 March 2003
Pistol camera no. 69
Williamson Mfg. Co. Ltd., London; 6 x 9cm., black-crackle paint finish, the viewing engraved PISTOL CAMERA. REG. NO. 747290. PAT NO. 365224. SERIAL NO. 69, Agfa film packs and letter to Sempill from St James's Palace dated October 17 1929, all in a fitted leather case
The designer of the camera, William Francis Forbes-Sempill (1893-1965), then by family descent to his daughter.
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The camera was designed by William Forbes-Sempill, 19th Baron Sempill and was the subject of British patent number 365224.
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