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Empire Hand Camera by Watson & Sons

The Empire Hand Camera was manufactured by W. Watson & Sons in circa 1910. Designed by a photographer to withstand extreme climate conditions and provide the scientific photographer every feature possible. Constructed of mahogany throughout, clamped and cross-tongued, and all joints were screwed together. Covered in morocco leather and all metal work is polished brass. Fitted with Watsonb's convertible Holostigmat No. 5, f6.5 lens and a Baush & Lomb shutter with speeds from one to 1/100 of a second. Additional features included rising and cross fronts, extended bellows locks into infinity focus, morocco leather bellows, brilliant finder, two spirit levels, and a focusing screen with a collapsible shade. The camera measures 6 1/8 x 4 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches when closed and weighs 2 lbs, 3 ounces. Originally priced at £12 12 0.

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