Fingerprint Camera; Sirchie; c1940; QP194


Queensland Police Museum


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.



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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


280mm long x 135mm high x 145mm deep

Subject and Association Description

Fingerprint Bureau

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