Coronet Midget camera, 1934.
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The Coronet Midget is a miniature camera weighing a mere 71 grammes, which employs 16mm roll film to produce 18mm x 13mm negatives. The Midget has a fixed focus lens and single shutter speed and is very simple to use. It was produced in several colours and was advertised to the public as follows: 'Midget camera, not as long as a cigarette. Can be carried easily in waistcoat pocket or handbag. In every way a REAL camera and not novelty or toy. Fitted with Meniscus f.10 lens, direct brilliant viewfinder, one-way shutter and safety catch. Beautiful Bakelite body finished in black, walnut or green.'