The Snappa camera was a return to the sliding box design of the mid-nineteenth century in an attempt to produce a compact camera. The spring retaining clips ensured some rigidity. The camera seems not have been produced in large numbers and did not attract the attention of most of the photographic press at the time. The patent number carried by the camera was apparently not proceeded with and was subsumed by patent 12,607 which describes the Limit camera.
The Snappa was only listed in Thornton-Pickard's advertising for 1914. The camera was for pictures 1¾ x 2 5/16 inch or 4.5 x 6cm. and optimistically produced pictures that were 'wonderfully clear and bright'. The camera sold for 12/6, with metal darkslides, film pack adapter and focusing screen all priced as extra.