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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:French
Title:Guillaume Tell Camera
Date Made:1900-1910
Materials:metal, wood, glass
Place Made:Europe
Measurements:overall: 7 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 19 cm x 11.4 cm x 21.6 cm
Accession Number:  HC 2016.1.019
Credit Line:Purchased from Robert W. Lisle, MD, 2004

Description:
This camera of unknown make has a french patent reading "brevete S.G.D.G." the abbreviation standing for "breveté sans garantie du gouvernement" - Patented
Without Guarentee of the Government". This was a legal statement releasing the State from liability on any goods effective operation of the patented device .

Tags:
cameras

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