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Expo Police Camera. 1911

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Vintage & Classic Cameras10 of 115No. 1A Autographic Kodak Special + rangefinder. 1921 ModelBoy Scout Kodak. 1929 - 34
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    Posted 2 years ago

    rniederman
    (307 items)

    Before exclusively acquiring early wood and brass cameras, some delightful non-wood stuff made its way through my collection. While cleaning my archives, I came across pictures of cameras that once held honored places in my collection.

    Shown here is a really cute (small) camera made by the Expo Camera Company of New York. The company specialized in subminiature cameras; including one that looked like a pocket watch. The Expo Police camera is not well known and was originally advertised for $5.00. It made twelve 30 x 28 mm pictures on roll film.

    The camera is black painted metal with nickel plated parts. It is relatively small: 2½ x 3-5/8 x 1 inches. Completing the outfit is the original leather case with embossed gold Expo logo and rare cardboard box. Look closely and you will be able to see a period rendering of a policeman on the lid.

    The Expo Police Camera was not designed as a true a ‘detective’ and was sold as a novelty item. It was advertised as “just the thing for summer by people at pleasure resorts who want to take pictures of their friends without being observed.”

    Comment: Unfortunately the scanned print, before digital photography was practical, does not have all the great detail that I am able to do today.

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    Comments

    1. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Hunter!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Like your others, this is such an interesting and rare camera, just very different to your current bent.
      Great post thanks!
    3. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, pw-collector!
    4. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      SpiritBear
      BB2
    5. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      Caperkid
      TassieDevil
    6. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, JohnK!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Michael!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      vetraio50
      Ben
    9. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks!
      racer4four - appreciate the comment.
      Sean
    10. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, f64imager!
    11. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, chrissylovescats!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, betweenthelens!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, ho2cultcha!
    14. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Anik!
    15. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!

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