Copy (circa 1980) of the clock LANCASTER circa 1886. Miniature camera. German manufacturing by Rolf Oberländer. LANCASTER watch, male model,"" J.LANCASTER & Son"" . Birmingham, England. Plates for 4 x 5 cm, a single lens. Shutter gravity. The metal bellows is completely folded and the box is closed. looks like a pocket watch. Metal construction and rusty brass. In good state.
Lancaster camera watch (id 8319.) that was made near 1886 (his patent is that year). Our small replica of the male model camera clock Lancaster was made about 1980 by Rolf Oberländer metal and brass, a true global expert in manufacturing truly detailed replicas . A look even the Berlin police had one of these small spy cameras. The last of these original watches camera known was sold in London in 1982 by about 12,000 sterling pounds
James Lancaster established his business as an optical Birmingham in 1830, changing the name of the company J Lancaster & amp; They are on 1876, becoming a limited company in 1905. WJ Lancaster was responsible for expanding its business into the photographic equipment since the early 1870s, reaching patent 18 products between 1885 and 1899 .
This miniature camera or spy camera was created to 4x5cms plates. The apparent pocket watch displays a metal bellows 6 parts when opening the box
female version of this miniature camera offers smaller product and hard to find (it was sold for $ 36,000 in 2007), only four copies of that model are known (not because they are difficult to do, but because they are virtually impossible to use because of its size)