Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Week 290 - Gnome Pixie

Gnome Pixie
I found this square little metal box camera in a car boot sale last week and paid £1 for it. What struck me is that it is in exceptionally good condition, and unsurprisingly, the shutter works properly on both "B" and instantaneous settings. There is no focussing or aperture adjustment, so it really is just a question of point and shoot.
The Pixie is made by the British firm, Gnome, probably better known for their enlargers than their cameras. This one dates from around 1950.

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