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The Escopette was invented by Albert Darier and manufactured by E.V. Boissonas in c1888, the same year as the introduction of original Kodak camera.The camera was constructed of wood with a carved wooden handle giving it the shape of a pistol and accompanied by polished brass support legs to serve as a tripod and brass hardware to mechanize the film advancement. This camera was fitted with a Steinheiil Periscopic f6 90mm lens and spherical shutter with trigger release. This camera was one of the first cameras to use George Eastman's flexible film designed for the original Kodak, thus capable of capturing 110 exposures 68 x 72mm in size.
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