M.P.P. Company History
Micro Precision Products Limited was formed after World War II to produce photographic products. It was substantially owned by Mr. P. de Laszlo and later by Mr. A. J. Dell, who was also Works Manager.
The Company developed at Kingston-on-Thames, near London, U.K., making tripods, enlargers, projectors, 5 x 4 MicroTechnical and MicroPress, monorail and 6 x 6 TLR cameras as well as specialist photographic equipment for the British armed forces and the police and Prison Service.
In 1949 it was at 145 London Road, Kingston-on-Thames. Later the Company moved to Lydden Road, Wandsworth, London about 1973/4. Cameras were available well into the 1980's.
It achieved really high precision, professional products, which have proved genuinely long lived. Many of them are still in every day use by professionals and amateurs.
Sadly, production seems to have ended with the death of Mr. Dell in 1988.
M.P.P. User's Club - Information
The club is the world authority on cameras and photographic equipment manufactured by the former British company Micro Precison Products Limited of Kingston-on-Thames and Wandsworth, London, England.
Founded in 1995, the objectives of the club are to foster the use of MPP cameras and other photographic products and membership is open to all who own, use or just collect MPP products.
It is small single interest club based in England, run by a group of enthusiasts both professional and amateur, who give their time freely for the benefit of fellow members.
The club seeks to encourage the interchange of information between members by publishing a magazine called the 'Newsletter' (formerly The Gazette) at regular intervals throughout the year in which are articles submitted by club members. It features all aspects of M.P.P. products from design, technical and repair issues to the practical everyday use of them. In addition, historical matters are published relating to both the products and the company that manufactured them, Micro Precision Products Ltd.
A page from a Mk VII MicroTechnical Handbook
Since Micro Precision Products Ltd. ceased business in 1988 the club has gathered historical information and technical expertise and certain members are able to offer advice on the repair and maintenance of cameras and equipment. In addition we stock a range of replica lens boards for the Micro Technical cameras. These are available to members at favourable prices.
Membership is renewable annually. Members living in other countries pay a slightly higher subscription than UK residents which reflects any exchange rate differences and the higher cost of postage of the Newsletter magazine.
The Annual General Meeting is held usually each April and is a platform for members to put forward ideas as well as elect the governing committee for the year ahead.
If you own, use or just collect M.P.P. photographic products then this is the club for you.
Please note that the Club is not able to provide valuations.
There is more information about M.P.P. cameras together with technical and repair information included in the Members section of this web-site. A good reason to join the Club.