'Magic Photoret' detective camera

Made:
1894 in New York
maker:
Magic Introduction Company

'Magic Photoret' pocket watch detective camera for 2 inch diameter circular film, six exposures, 12 x 12mm. Pinhole lens rotating shutter, single speed, hole for pin stop as for time exposure, Circular film held in back of camera front rotates to six positions. Patents July 25th 1893 Nov 28. 1893. Magic introduction company. 1894. Designer William K L Dickson. Takes six hexagonal photographs on a 'disc' of film.

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Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/1185/1
Materials:
glass, white metal (unknown)
type:
detective camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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