Pocket Tripod for Compass Camera

1937 in Switzerland

Pocket tripod in fountain pen shape. Opens to 9 or 12 inches high with a built in ball and head socket. Jaegar LeCoultre, 1937.

Pocket tripod, part of the Compass miniature camera kit, manufactured in Switzerland by Jaeger LeCoultre in 1937.

The tripod opens to 9 or 12 inches high and has a built in ball-and-head socket. Supplied for use with the Compass camera. The camera was patented in May 1936 and an estimated 5,000 were manufactured before the second world war halted production.

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Photographic Technology
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  • camera accessory
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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