1937: Miniature Camera

Made for Compass Cameras, London by Jaeger LeCoultre, Switzerland.

“Compass: the embodiment of scientific system in miniature cameras. Built like a watch – as simple to use.”

- Advertisement, 1938

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Submitted by: Submin

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8 Responses

  1. Rick

    Just shared it on G+. Seriously…this is about the coolest thing I’ve seen on Retronaut. Nice find.

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  2. johnnyzero

    This a nice piece of kit! It would be nice to be able to guage its scale, though. How small actaully is it?

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  3. qka

    What kind of film did it use? With the ground-glass viewfinder, I am guessing some sort of single shot film cartridge/holder. Not any room for a roll it seems.

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    • Suss Cam

      “Special 8-exposure films were available, and later also an 828 roll film back, made by T. A. Cubitt.”

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  4. jsb

    Selling on ebay for $2,500 if you absolutely must have it. Just search “Compass Camera”.

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