Challenge folding bellows camera

Made:
c.1895 in Glasgow
maker:
J Lizars

Challenge folding bellows camera for negatives 3 1/4 x 4 1/4" plates or cutfilm. Fitted with Taylor Taylor Hobson Symmetrical F.7.7 5" lens mounted in a Bausch & Lomb pneumatic diaphragm shutter with speeds 1sec - 1/100 B. & T. With back ground glass and brilliant waist-level viewfinder. Made of wood with black leather cover and mahogany drop-front with brass fittings and nickel plated shutter. J Lizars, c.1895.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1979-559/529
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, mahogany (wood), nickel plated and wood (unidentified)
type:
plate camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Arthur Frank Collection

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