Item 2005.006.06.01 - Detective camera

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Detective camera

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2005.006.06.01

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  • [ca. 1892] (Manufacturing)
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    Scovill & Adams Company

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; 16 x 23 x 20 cm

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Item is a wooden, leather-covered Waterbury Improved Detective Camera. The design is a simple box format with film holders accessed through a door at the rear, and shutter assembly inside the front of box. On the inside of the plate holder door, a sticker reads "Caution, This film must be developed before Jan. 1st, 1900."

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Camera is outwardly fine, though in unknown working condition, and case is slightly worn.

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A tag tied to the handle reads: "Watebury (sic) Detective Camera circa 1888 $600-"

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Item is from the Lorne Shields donation, accession number 2008.009. Moved to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2013.

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