»Swiss MICHEL Pigeon Camera
B-Model No. B 995«, c. 1937
Hand-made by Christian Adrian Michel in Switzerland. Size 39 x 37 x 57 mm (without mounting plate), weight 70 g, for 16mm film, stamps on top plate: Swiss cross/PAT./D.R.P. (Deutsches Reichspatent), stamps on top and base plate: MICHEL. Along with this camera the buyer receives: Photocopies of French and German instruction booklets, photocopy of Swiss patent no. 192864 (with detailed technical drawings). The Michel camera is constructed like a watch: indeed world-renowned Swiss watch making expertise went into it. Interestingly, this specific camera B995 has embossed
on the top plate the Swiss cross with "PAT.", referring to the Swiss patent. Only very few examples of this camera are known
Estimate: € 15,000/25,000
US$ 20,700/34,500
Reserve: € 10,000/US$ 13,800
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