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Perken : "Optimus" Camera De Poche

Manufacture: Perken, Son & Rayment
Location: London, England
Model: "Optimus" Camera De Poche
Production Dates: c1898
Film: Plate,


Pictures 4 1/4 X 3 1/4 inches (Quarter -plate).

Horizontal and Vertical Swing Back.

Covered with Durable, Hard Grained, Leather.

Outside Dimensions, 3 3/4 by 4 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches.

Price complete, 3 Double Dark Slides, 5 5S.

Extract from 1898 Year Book of Photography.

This Model has been greatly improved this Season. It now possesses a swing back arrangement which operates in both the horizontal and vertical positions. The focal adjustment is by RACK AND PINION movement, so that exact definition may be obtained. A divided scale at the side is provided for use when making SNAP SHOTS and holding the Camera in the hand.

The Lens is an " OPTIMUS " Extra Rapid Euryscope (F.6, mounted in aluminium, and fitted with an Iris Diaphragm. The Shutter is of the Roller Blind Form, giving various speeds of exposure. An attractive feature in this instrument is its small size, the outside dimensions being 3 3/4 X 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. It can be arranged to take Eastman's New Cartridge Roll Holder. The price is EXTREMELY MODERATE,

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