Posted 7 months ago
I look for photography themed accessories to display with my early wood camera collection. Years ago I found this small box-camera pocket watch fob at a camera show. The box-camera looks like ordinary models made from the 1910s to 1940s. What attracted me to this cute item is the camera is also a viewer. Looking into the lens shows a souvenir photographic image with views of Manhattan, New York and the Statue of Liberty. The box-camera is not a Stanhope viewer because the film-based image is mounted in front of a translucent piece of plastic and not glued to the lens. The fob hardware has “Made in Italy” and “Lord Patent” markings.
Thanks to pw-collector for identifying this as a pocket watch fob.