SCIENCE 1927: Photomaton

Photomaton

"The average inventor has a hard life and it is a rare instance for him to reap the rewards of his invention as I have done." So said one Anatol Josepho of New York last week, a few moments after pocketing a slip of paper upon which were written the idyllic figures $1,000,000. His invention was a "quarter-in-the-slot" machine. Out of it comes, not gum or hairpins, but a strip of eight sepia photographs, each 2 in. x 1½ in., showing the quarter-dropper in whatever eight poses it has pleased him to strike. The pictures are photographed direct upon sensitized paper....

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