1937: Miniature Camera Chris October 20, 2011 1930-1939, Science & technology 8 CommentsFavourited 1684 times Add to favourites Made for Compass Cameras, London by Jaeger LeCoultre, Switzerland. “Compass: the embodiment of scientific system in miniature cameras. Built like a watch – as simple to use.” - Advertisement, 1938 8 Responses Rick October 21, 2011 Just shared it on G+. Seriously…this is about the coolest thing I’ve seen on Retronaut. Nice find. Reply johnnyzero October 21, 2011 This a nice piece of kit! It would be nice to be able to guage its scale, though. How small actaully is it? Reply qka October 23, 2011 What kind of film did it use? With the ground-glass viewfinder, I am guessing some sort of single shot film cartridge/holder. Not any room for a roll it seems. Reply Suss Cam February 6, 2012 “Special 8-exposure films were available, and later also an 828 roll film back, made by T. A. Cubitt.” Reply Keith October 31, 2011 The body is machined from a solid block of aluminium, measuring a mere 30 ×53 ×70mm (1¼;×21/8×2¾in) in size with the lens closed, weighing 220g (7¾oz). http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Compass Reply jsb February 20, 2012 Selling on ebay for $2,500 if you absolutely must have it. Just search “Compass Camera”. Reply Katherine March 15, 2012 Love it! Iam a mindfulness photographer,in my 60′s still learning. Reply Joshua Calloway June 25, 2012 That would be cool re- issued as a digital camera! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.