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Lancaster & Sons Pocket Watch Camera

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Cameras that look like a pocket watch are not usually rare but recently a Lancaster pocket watch camera sold for £17,000. Wow ! It was small (2×1.5 inches diameter) and was nickel plated (not gold). It had a six part sprung telescopic lens and a sprung brass drop shutter. The camera had an engraved case […]

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My purchase of books on antique cameras

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Books on early cameras add to my understanding of early cameras and Photographic processes. This week I bought two books by the Kodak Museum and one relating to a picture history of photography. The books cover everything from the first fifty years of snapshot photography to the earliest daguerreotype and wet plate cameras. Snapshot photography dates back […]

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Antique Stereo Photos of World War 1

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I have recently put on disc and printed copies of a small collection of stereo photographs taken in Europe during World War 1. The photographs are on glass and are sepia coloured. It means that I can view the images in stereo using a stereo viewer or print individual copies of images. About 30 years […]