Erac pistol camera, c 1938

Made:
1933-1943 in London
maker:
E.R.A.C selling company limited

Erac pistol camera. Plastic bodied camera with pistol grip for 20mm wide rollfilm. Manufactured by E.R.A.C. Selling Co. Ltd. 61 St. Paul's churchyard, London, EC4. Plastic bodied camera for pistol grip for 20mm wide rollfilm, 18 x 18mm pictures. Simple lens, fixed focus and aperture, instantaneous shutter, actuated by trigger, ratchet mechanism winds on film when trigger is released. No viewfinder. Patent No 379501 (covill and steward, southend 18.8.1931)

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/1178
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
type:
pistol camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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