Whittaker Micro 16

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The Whittaker Micro 16 was a subminiature camera for 16mm film cartridges. It was sized like a deck of cards. It was made by Wm. R. Whittaker, Ltd. in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California starting in 1946. It had a built-in reflecting type viewfinder. An optional sports finder was available. Detectives liked that camera since it could be hidden in an empty cigarette wrapper. Thus it became a true detective camera since the company could sell hundreds to police stations and private detectives.

Specifications

  • Type: subminiature viewfinder camera
  • Manufacturer: Wm. R. Whittaker, Ltd. in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
  • Year of launch: 1946
  • Film: cartridges for double perforated 16mm film (24 exposures per cartridge)
  • Lens: achromatic doublet f6.3 lens, focusing fixed
  • Shutter: single speed
  • Aperture: 1:11 (bright), 1:8 (dull), and 1:6.3 (color) selectable

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