Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera

or Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures

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Author: Victor Appleton (pseudonym)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,275 / 132 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.7
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Tom Swift
Downloads: 1,370
mnybks.net#: 617
Genre: Young Readers
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e and his father heard about a treasure sunken under the ocean. In his submarine boat Tom secured the valuables, and made a large sum for himself.

In his electric runabout, which was the swiftest car on the road, Tom was able to save from ruin a bank in which his father was interested, and, a short time after that, he went on a trip in an airship, with a man who had invented a new kind. The airship was smashed, and fell to Earthquake Island, where there were some refugees from a shipwreck, among them being the parents of Mary Nestor. In the volume called "Tom Swift and His Wireless Message," I told how he saved these people.

When Tom went among the diamond makers he had more strange adventures, on that trip discovering the secret of phantom mountain. He had bad luck when he went to the caves of ice, for there his airship was wrecked.

When Tom made the trip in his sky racer he broke all records for an aerial flight, incidentally saving his father's life. It was some time after this when he

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2011.01.18
S. Johnston
***..

Tom Swift's 'wizard camera' remains mysterious, but is 'electric' and 'far superior' to existing turn-of-the-century movie cameras, allowing him to capture single frames with flash lamps to identify thieves in the night...
The book is typical of the series, and suggests the excitement of the new technology - as does the series 'The Motion Picture Boys' (also by the same author) and 'The Motion Picture Girls'.


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