Taschenbuch camera  Haake & Albers, Frankfurt,

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Lot 760
Taschenbuch camera
Haake & Albers, Frankfurt,

Sold for HK$ 35,000 (US$ 4,514) inc. premium
Taschenbuch camera
Haake & Albers, Frankfurt,
no. 772, 4cm x 4cm, the leather body panel stamped Krugener's Taschenbuch Camera... patent angemeldet with lens and shutter.

Footnotes



  • Dr Rudolph Krügener's book camera was patented in Germany in 1888 and made by Haake and Albers. It was patented across many countries and sold under a variety of names. Despite the popularity of the camera relatively few examples survive.

    Literature: Michael Pritchard, A History of Photography in 50 Cameras, p. 57.
    Pritchard and St Denny, Spy Camera. A Century of Detective and Subminiature Cameras, pp. 153-154.
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