London, South Kensington
11 December 2002
Vesta camera no. 5071
A. Adams & Co., London; 4½ x 6cm., black-leather covered metal body, ebonised brass fittings, Adams film pack adapter, black-leather bellows, with a Ross/Zeiss Tessar f/4.5 75mm. lens no. 17256 in a dial-set Compound shutter, in maker's pigskin case gilt-stamped M.R
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British Journal Photographic Almanac 1909, pp. 712-714.
British Journal Photographic Almanac 1911, pp. 700-702.
The Vesta camera was introduced in 1909 and a series of models were produced in 1914. The Vesta Vest model (4½ x 6cm.) was first shown in 1914.
Described as 'a camera with a full range of movements reduced to the
smallest dimensions' and the Vest model certainly lived up to this claim.
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