Pinhole Camera -- Cardboard Slide Lock

Pinhole Camera -- Closeup View

A thin, removable cardboard slide locks the film door shut. The strip is pointed at one end for easy insertion and has a little tab at the top for easy removal.

When the camera was new, it had a U-shaped wire handle (made from a bent paper clip) that folded flat against the camera in the recessed area visible in the photo. To open the camera for loading and unloading, I would remove the cardboard slide, fold out the handle, and pull on the handle to open the door. The handle was damaged and lost many years ago.

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