Fingerprint Camera; Sirchie; c1940; QP194

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Queensland Police Museum

Name/Title

Fingerprint Camera

About this object

Sirchie Fingerprint Camera. Black leather over metal body with metal hinges and leather handle. It is hinged in the middle for access to the film plate; the front panel is hinged for access to the lens and light globes, as is the rear viewing panel.

Noted as being an unreliable piece of equipment and therefore infrequently used by police scientific officers. It is believed to have been given to the Queensland Police by Americans during WWII.

Maker

Sirchie

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

c1940

Place Made

USA

Place Notes

Philadelphia, Pensylvania, USA

Medium and Materials

Metal, leather, glass

Inscription and Marks

Manufacturer sticker reads: "Search" / Sirchie Fingerprint Labs, Phila, PA, U.S.A

Measurements

280mm long x 135mm high x 145mm deep

Subject and Association Description

Fingerprint Bureau

Object Type

Camera

Object number

QP194

Copyright Licence  

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