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Article on a French camera that takes nine shot on one plate or piece of film

Toronto. In the early 1900s, Butcher in London, England sold a “Royal Mail Camera” that used multiple lenses to create as many as 15 postage stamp size images on one small  plate.

The July, 1934 issue of Popular Mechanics has an article about a French camera which is like Butcher’s but with a twist. Nine different photographs can be taken on one plate or film. The single lens is moved to each of nine spots and used. Unused spots are covered so the shutter exposes only through the lens.  Have read …

Once again, we must thank our intrepid researcher, George Dunbar, for sharing his delicious find with us.


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