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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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WOOD AND BRASS CAMERAS

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A recent auction of wood and brass cameras included cameras by the English makers of Meagherand Hare. Both were quality camera makers in the second half of the nineteenth century but the¬†higher prices were achieved by the Meagher cameras. The number of cameras involved was relatively small but there did seem to be a preference […]