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  Compass camera


The Compass camera was marketed by the Compass Camera LTD Company of London England in circa 1937. The Compass Camera LTD was founded by Noel Pemberton Billing, who previously founded an airplane company and was an inventor. The Compass camera was manufactured by Jaeger LeCoulre & Cie of Sentier, Switzerland. It was a very compact and high quality 35 mm camera with advanced features for the time. It was constructed of finely machined aluminum. The first version used individual sheets of 35mm film and the second version accepted roll film magazine. It featured a ground glass view finder, exposure meter, rangefinder, extinction meter, filters and ground glass focusing. It was fitted with an f3.5 35mm lens and a shutter providing speeds from 4.5 seconds to 1/500th of a second. The camera measured 2 3/4 inches x 2 1/4 inches x 1 1/4 inches.

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