Bobby - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Bobby

1934

Image of Bobby

Lens:
f7.7, meniscus, fixed aperture.

Shutter:
Pivoted single-blade return, speeds 1/25, Z.

Construction:
Metal.

Format:
8, 12 x 14 mm exposures on paper-backed roll-film.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Frame view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.

With:
Case. Instructions.

This is a novelty camera advertised at the time as being the smallest in the world. Its origins are not clear, the same camera was sold in France as L'Aiglon with a different patent stamp. The instructions with this example are in six languages so it must have been widely sold.

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MA, 558.

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