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The Swiss-Box is a metal-bodied viewfinder camera for sixteen 3×4 cm pictures on 127 film. It was made by the Suter company in Basel, Switzerland, in about 1941.[1] It has a focusing lens, scaled to 0.5 metres. It has a simple shutter, with the release lever on the right side of the body; McKeown states that this has to be moved through 90° to throw the shutter.[2] There is a knurled film advance knob, and a reverse-Galilean viewfinder. The camera is painted in crackle-finish, and was made in several colours.


  1. Swiss-Box in black finish, with the name on the body, and with three Liliput cameras, at the All Japan Classic Camera Club.
  2. 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). p909.


  • Swiss-Box in brown finish, without the name painted on the body, sold in May 2005 at Christie's in London.