Scraping the bottom of the barrel picture wise. Different angle on a familiar theme.
Looking it up on Google images, where a name for them was attached to the picture, apart from one Canadian steam powered example, the others were all New Zealand based.TOOT, I have not heard that term, jigger, except in the bartending scene?
My parents got one when they made their second trip to NZ in the mid 1930's from Britain. They originally came out on assisted passage (10 British Pounds), met and married out there, but went back after a few years. The camera, though simple, took excellent black and white pictures and they told me they had several offers to buy it from other passengers who had more expensive ones, because of that. Plain rectangular box with 2 viewfinders placed at 1 corner, that you looked down into, so you could take either vertical or horizontal pics. I used it in the late '40's and early 50's to take photos of locos and parts of locos, when it was possible to just walk through a hole in the fence at the Auckland engine sheds and wander around. Wish I still had'em. And it.The Brownie was the only camera my Grandparents ever owned.
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