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In 1937 Steward patented a pistol shaped device which he introduced on the market the following years as the Erac Automatic Pistol Camera. The Erac Selling Company of London was infact based in Southend-on-Sea. This is a simple bakelite box in the shape of a snub-nosed pistol. The two halves of the case are held together with a single large screw. The large trigger-ratchet mechanism, fired the shutter and also advanced the film; when it worked.
The box declared "ERAC - The camera which is always ready, the only real snapshot camera in the world, no film winding, just pull the trigger, the camera does the rest."
|Model||Erac Automatic Pistol Camera|
|Date of Manufacture|
|Auction Price||Ebay 2003/02/25 325GBP, 2005/05/22 310GBP, 2003/08/10 99GBP, 2003/11/11 256.09USD, 2004/09/27 245.99USD, 2005/11/06 205.20GBP, 2005/12/27 164GBP (shutter not working), 2006/03/25 450EUR, 2006/11/16 311.01USD (instructions, box Mercury)|
Last Updated on 16th November 2006