Eclipse collapsible bellows camera

Made:
1890 in City of London
maker:
J F Shew & Co

Eclipse collapsible bellows camera Patent No. 4102. for single dry plates, negative size 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Lens panel supported by two wooden braces. Fitted with a French Doublet lens, approx F.8 4 1/2" lens with rotary between the shutter T and instantaneous. Of fixed speeds, cocked by rotating the shutter blade with release on lens barrel. Fitted in a helical mount. J F Shew c.1890.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1979-559/572
Materials:
glass and wood (unidentified)
type:
plate camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Arthur Frank Collection