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  Bijou Reflex Camera by Voigtlander

The Bijou Reflex Camera was manufactured by the Voigtlander & Son AG Ltd company in circa 1907. Designed as a compact magazine camera that could be carried in a pocket even when housed in its case. It was constructed of metal throughout and covered in leather. It was capable of taking 1 3/4 x 2 3/8 inch (6 x 4.5 cm) exposures from a twelve plate magazine holder. The magazine worked by simply pulling out a handle and then pushing it back again. the front extends outward for focusing from 3 feet to infinity. It was fitted with a f4.5 Heliar lens with a 4 inch focal length. It is provided with a two-slit focal plane shutter providing time and instantaneous speeds ranging from 1/12 of a second to 1/1000 of a second. A telephoto attachment was available to provide a 2.5 optical magnification. When closed the camera measures 4 x 3 1/2 x 4 5/16 inches. Priced at 18pound 15shilling.

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