L' Homeos Richard
Jules Richard fairly well dominated the early 20th century stereo market. Although they established the popular 45 x 107 mm glass plate standard, they were not so wedded to the idea as to exclude consideration of new technologies and formats. The Homeos camera pictured here was one of the first ever 35mm roll film cameras. Although not a huge commercial success, with only about 500(?) cameras produced, it was an innovative design, and helped point the way to modern 35mm cameras. This example is from the second series, manufactured circa 1920. A key concept of Richard designs was compactness. Upon seeing for the first time, I was surprised just how small this camera truly is.