watch out for these two cameras

lot 077 – the Expo Watch camera from 1905 (NYC)

Toronto. With the ESTATE Auction fast approaching on the 17th of this month, I have two other lots for you to consider. Lot 077, the Expo camera and lot 078, the Ticka camera. By the early 1900s, film media was fast enough and flexible enough to make hand held ‘detective’ cameras like these practical.

Both cameras imitate a gentleman’s pocket watch. The Expo was made in New York City by the Expo Camera Company for about 3 decades from around 1905 while the Ticka was made by Houghton in London, England for about a decade beginning, like the Expo, in 1905.

Check out the various links for these two cameras and learn more about the unique designs from each side of the Atlantic back in the day when film prevailed. And of course visit our fall auction in person to see these and other items for your collection.




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