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Teeny Tiny Wood & Brass Camera - c.1900 Shew Xit

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Wood Cameras163 of 273Underwood, E.&T. | The "Exhibition". | Field camera. | 1887. |Tintype of Stereo Camera
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    Posted 9 years ago

    rniederman
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    In a previous CW post I commented about how small wood & brass cameras have a certain 'cuteness' to them. By that definition, this c.1900 Shew Xit (James F. Shew, London) is extremely cute.

    The camera is fully operational yet literally fits in the palm of your hand (it's that small), and makes 1-7/8 x 3 inch pictures on glass plates. It's also quite rare; only two examples of this format are known.

    Although I sold this camera years ago, I thought the CW folks would enjoy seeing the 'cute' side of wood & brass cameras.

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, mustangtony!
    2. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel, trukn20 and Sean!
    3. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Eric!
    4. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks Phil and walksoftly!
    5. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, John ... btw ... it's been way too long since you posted a camera!
    6. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Scott!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, trunkman!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, chrissylovescats!
    9. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Chevelleman69!
    10. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, shughs!
    11. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, egreeley1976!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, AntigueToys!
    13. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 9 years ago
      Very nice I have never seen this camera before how nice . Will you take a picture with it? Hardbrake
    14. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks Longings, leighannrn, and sanhardin!
    15. rniederman rniederman, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Hardbrake! I don't own the camera any more, but if fresh glass plates were made, pictures can be taken.
    16. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, farmlady!

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