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Advertisement for Lancaster's Watch Camera, 1893.

Advertisement for Lancaster's Watch Camera, 1893.
3 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 30cm


An advertisement which appeared in the British Journal, for a pocket-size camera made by J Lancaster & Son, a firm of Birmingham opticians. Its makers claimed it looked exactly like a watch when closed. The watch camera produced photographs of 2 x 1 1/2 inches, and had a 'very rapid' lens which could be adjusted for taking portraits, groups, views etc. The price was one pound 11 shillings and sixpence, about £1.58 pence.

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