Solid Silver Ticka - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Solid Silver Ticka

c. 1909

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

Image of Solid Silver Ticka

Lens:
f16, 25 mm achromatic, fixed aperture.

Shutter:
Guillotine, spring powered T & I settings. Not capping.

Construction:
Solid silver body. Hallmarked: Maker's mark, Lion passant, Leopard head, 1. (London 1906).

Format:
25, ⅝" x ⅞" exposures on 11/16" wide roll-film held in cassette. Paper leaders are attached to the film making it light-tight.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Removable brilliant view-finder.
Click indicates correct amount of film advance. Exposure counter.

Identification:
Version with "Patented in most countries", round film counter window and thick film advance handle.

With:
Presentation case. View-finder, box type for landscape, nickel finish. .

The silver model was not extensively advertised and few were sold. At a time when the ordinary Ticka cost 8/6, the watch face cost 10/6, the silver model cost 31/6. The focal-plane model was dearer still at 50/-. The silver model was sold with a nickel finder in a Morocco presentation case (actually cloth imitation morocco).

References & Notes:
BP 21295/1904.


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