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Selling Wood and Brass Cameras

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A recent auction featured nearly thirty wood and brass cameras with many being by Lancaster and Thornton Pickard. There was a good selection of these British cameras from the late nineteenth century. The most expensive wood and brass camera did not sell. It was described as a fine British mahogany sliding box wet plate camera. […]

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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 […]