Whittaker Micro 16 Camera circa mid-1940, Vintage 16mm Camera
It still has its brown leather or leather like case.
Does it work? I don't know since I do not have this film or even know where to get any. Actually I could not find the button you push to take a photo.
I finally figured out how to open the camera and inside are 2 round, black metal cartridges. One slips out real easily and I did not want to tug on the other.
some info I obtained for this site - http://www.subclub.org/shop/16mm.htm (a great site if you are looking for info on vintage and antique cameras). Even though it was smaller than a pack of cigarettes, this all metal subminiature camera is pretty heavy. It had a single speed shutter with a mediocre f6.3 lens. The f-stop had three settings, "BRIGHT", "DULL", and "CLOUDY" which were changed with a finger-nail tab on the front of the camera. There were two
versions. The more common has a built-in waist-level viewfinder, while the other has a slide-out viewfinder. It has a 90 degree viewfinder. The film advance teeth are set up for double perf film. It might work with single perf, but I seriously doubt it. The special cassettes are of the double-lobed style.There is a shutter lever on the front and a plunger that is recessed in the side to advance the film. A film counter is viewable through an opening in the back.
price for this camera was $29.70 and was made by Wm. R. Whittaker, Ltd. Los Angeles, California from about 1946 - 1950.
This vintage micro 16 camera appears to be in good condition but as I stated I do not know if it works or not... I don't know why it would not.
MEC 16 Film Processing and Order Booklet:
This 4 page booklet measures 5"x3". It is a booklet for MEC 16 cameras and basically is for ordering film and having your film processed. It
is by the Standard Camera Corporation.
It is in good condition with some crease marks from being folded for 50 years or so.