Little Nipper No 1 - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Little Nipper No 1

1901

W. Butcher & Sons

London

England

Image of Little Nipper No 1

Lens:
c. f18, c. 65 mm meniscus, fixed aperture.

Shutter:
Sector, spring powered, T and I settings. The lens cap is used to cap the lens when setting the shutter.

Construction:
Cloth covered metal body.

Format:
6, 4.5 x 6 cm plates, held in internal falling plate mechanism.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Detachable reflecting view-finder with two mount points for landscape or portrait.

With:
Lens cap on cord. 6 plate holders. View-finder in box. Instructions. Cardboard box for camera.

The Little Nipper was produced in two sizes, for 4.5 x 6 cm and 3 ½" x 2 ½" plates, a quarter-plate and a 5" x 4" camera shared the Little Nipper name but were of different construction. Either 6 plates or 12 cut-films could be used. The camera was also sold as the Ica Aviso and Hüttig Gnom.

Butcher sold a number of accessories for the camera such as printing outfits, albums etc. The shutter is not self-capping so a lens cap is used when setting the shutter, which must have led to problems. The price of the smaller size was 4/6.

References & Notes:
Phot. Dealer Apr/1901, p. 94. BJA 1902, p. 223. YBP 1901, p. 532. Instruction book.


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