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interrobang's loves1 of 4Large Terracotta Cat - Mexico? MCM?Cycle Wizard ‘A’ Self-Casing Camera. 1901
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    The Teddy Camera is a stamped-metal box camera, made c.1924 by the Teddy Camera Company of Newark, NJ.
    The camera came with a set of sensitized cards, and made 2" x 3½" prints, developed on-the-spot within a tubular developing tank which attached to the bottom.
    My example is a bit banged up, and doesn't have the developing tank, but as a collector, you take what you can get with a camera as hard-to-find as this one is. I figured I might have a better chance of finding one locally, since I live in New Jersey, but not so much. This one came from Iowa.
    The image on the right is an ad from the October 1925 issue of Popular Mechanics.
    As you can imagine, this red and gold beauty is now among my favorite possessions!

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      I give this a very enthusiastic 'love' - rare camera and very cool. The tank is very rare; I've only seen one tank over the years.
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      Love it:)
    3. JohnKratz JohnKratz, 8 years ago
      Thanks Rob & Sean!
    4. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 8 years ago
      very cool
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      "You dun good"!
    6. JohnKratz JohnKratz, 8 years ago
      Thanks for all the love!
    7. DerekToye DerekToye, 6 years ago
      One of the cameras you have that I'm extremely jealous of. Love it John.
    8. AHeilig, 4 years ago
      I recently bought a teddy developing tank at an estate sale and I'm having a hard time finding any information on it does anyone know anything about it??

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