The Cameo folding bellows camera

Made:
1913 in London
maker:
Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Company Limited

The Cameo folding bellows camera for plates or cutfilm, negative size 3 1/4 x 5 1/2. Drop-front pull-out standard with double bellows extension. Rack and pinion focusing. Lens panel has rising cross front. Fitted with a Beck Symmetircal F.8 approx 6.5" lens mounted in a Lukos II everset shutter, speeds 1/25 1/100sec B. & T. With back ground-glass screen and brilliant waist-level viewfinder. Wood construction covered in black leather with aluminium base. All fittings nickel plated. Houghton-Butcher c.1914

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1979-559/550
Materials:
aluminium (metal), glass, leather, 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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