The Silver Ticka pocket watch outfit.

Made:
1908 in London
maker:
George Houghton and Son

The Silver Ticka pocket watch outfit. Fitted with an Achromatic lens. Outer case of metal. Houghton. c.1908

A very popular metal miniature camera in the form of a pocket watch. It was designed to use roll film, 17.5mm wide, contained in a special cardboard drop-in cartridge. The lens, carried in the winding stem, had to be covered by a screw-on cap between exposures. No viewfinder was fitted but a clip-on finder was available as an optional extra.

The Ticka camera was introduced in 1905 and offered for sale until approximately 1914. The camera was a licensed copy of the Expo Watch camera, made by the Expo Camera Company in the United States.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Collection:
Arthur Frank Collection
Object Number:
1979-559/19
type:
sub miniature camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Arthur Frank Collection