Sunday, 27 November 2011

Week 100 - Watch Pocket Carbine

Watch Pocket Carbine by pho-Tony
Watch Pocket Carbine, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
This is the 100th week of the project!
I was hoping that I might have a 100 year old camera to use, but none are quite that old, though this one was introduced in 1911 and remained in production for a decade or more.
At first glance it appears to take 120 roll film, but the spools are narrower than standard 120, more like 620 spools, though this format was not introduced until much later. The camera had one wooden spool in it, and I was able to re-roll a film onto an old 620 spool to make the supply side. The way the old wooden spool engages with the wind-on knob is not compatible with the 620 spools, so it was lucky the old one was there.

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