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Perken : "Optimus" Detective Camera

Manufacture: Perken, Son & Rayment
Location: London, England
Model: "Optimus" Detective Camera
Production Dates: c1888
Film: Plate

Description: The Shutter Is arranged for exposures of any duration not less than 1/100 of a second. The Shutter and Camera occupy so little space that six Double Dark-Slides, accommodating twelve Dry Plates, can be carried, in addition to Focussing Screen. A panel slides up at the end of the box, displaying the screen for focussing. The exactness in focussing is simple, and the position is maintained by a secure clamping arrangement. A similar sliding panel is fitted to the front end, which completely hides the lens. The exterior is covered with leather, an measures 9 1/4 by 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 ( negatives 4 1/4 by 3 1/4 or 3 1/4 by 3 1/4)

Reference Price for: 1891

With Optimus Rapid View Lens Working F8 ... ... 5p 10s
Ditto, with " Optimus" Rapid Rectilinear working F8 ... ... 6p 6s
Ditto, w th "O timus" Rapid Euryscope working F6 ... ... 7p 7s
11 Extra Double Dark Slides each ... ... 8s

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