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Lucien Joux & Compagnie was a camera maker in Paris from the 1890s until at least 1914.[1][2] The company was at some time taken over by Etienne Tufféry.

Some of the company's cameras were of the 'jumelle' type: 'jumelle' means 'twin', and by extension can mean binoculars; this might suggest that cameras so named should be stereo. However, the name refers to the shape of the camera, which is a box, tapering at the front, which resembles the shape of a pair of binoculars.[3] Neither of the 'jumelle'-named models listed below is stereo by default, though a stereo version of the Sténo-Jumelle was made.



  1. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p452-3.
  2. Advertisement from 1914 for the Joux Aléthoscope at Sylvain Halgand's Collection d'Appareils; the advertisement names Etienne Tufféry as the new owner of the company. It gives the company's address as 18 bis Rue Denfert-Rochereau; there are, however, five streets of that name on the outskirts of Paris.
  3. Sténo-Jumelle sold at the November 2003 Westlicht Photographica Auction.