London, South Kensington
17 February 2004
Wilca Kamerabau, Germany; 16mm., chrome, top-plate with light meter reading, base-plate with light meter adjustment, with a Wilcalux-Filtra Pronto f/2 16mm. lens no. 600211, in maker's ever ready case
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White (1990), Subminiature photography, p. 66-67.
Christie's, 'Spy', Subminiature and Detective Cameras, 9 December 1991, lot 38.
Condition: 3B(ii)Cosmetic: Light signs of wear. Mechanical: Apparently working. Lenses: Clean and clear, minor handling marks.
The Wilca featured automatic setting of the film speed to the camera light meter, accomplished with special film cassettes and notching. Only two hundred units are believed to have been produced.
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