Archived Product - Sold
MECHANICAL TINPLATE CAMERAMAN Circa 1920s
Mechanical tinplate Cameraman probably 1920s. Probably 1920s, unmarked, but either British or German. Probably cord threaded through slots enabled it to be pulled easily. When horizontal lever to the back is pushed in the Cameramen lifts his arm with pointed finger, revealing his pocket watch, and at the same time the plate is inserted into the camera. When drawn back the arm comes down and the plate is ejected. Unusual piece.