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Miniature British Issued Camera

Article about: Hi all I have been given this by a family member, we know the owner was in the Army but not his regiment.The camera has film in it and has a brand new roll with it. No markings on camera. It

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    Hi all

    I have been given this by a family member, we know the owner was in the Army but not his regiment.The camera has film in it and has a brand new roll with it. No markings on camera. It is in a soft leather fur lined soft case with a label inside with crows foot and RH and the stores number.

    Does anyone know when these were issued, I know they strapped small cameras to pigeons but this one is a manual one I have no idea?

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    That is a neat piece.

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    Extraordinary find there. How big is it? Any stamps on the metal parts or date on the film roll?

    Oz.

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    Hi Oz

    No marks on camera, or film its 5cm wide, by 5cm long and 4cm deep

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    Its a United Optical Instruments Camera called a Merlin made Circa 1936 and was in 4 different colours and also a component of the Erac pistol camera. I cannot find anything about a military use for it.

    That example is in great condition !

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    The 22C stores number on the case would denote an RAF item.
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