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Sanderson (Houghtons) | Tropical | English | Quarter Plate

ENGLISH HAND AND STAND FIELD CAMERA. c1935. A very rare and exceptionally fine quality camera, made by Houghtons of London for use in the tropics. This one has the retailer's mark for Robinsons of Singapore, and an authentic dead cockroach fell out of it when I first opened it. Truly. The serial number, 22140, places its date of manufacture at 1921, I am told. The Sanderson is the Rolls Royce of wooden cameras, and the Tropical is the Rolls Royce of Sandersons. They don't come any better than this.

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