cannes anciennes

“Ben Akiba” Camera

“Ben Akiba” camera cane with a silver-plated metal crutch handle containing the mechanism and spare rolls of film, the winder for advancing the film, and the shutter.

A. Lehman, Berlin, early 20th century (patented in 1902). Bibliography: C. Dike, Cane Curiosa, éd. de l’Amateur, Paris, 1982, p. 94, ill. 10/9; catalogue for La canne et ses mystères exhibit, Carouge Museum, Geneva, March 18-May 31, 1998, p. 103, cat. no. 70.

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