'The Imperial' folding bellows field or stand camera with triple extension, c 1890

Made:
1885-1895 in Altrincham
maker:
Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Company

'The Imperial' folding bellows field or stand camera with triple extension for negatives 4 3/4 x 6 1/2. With tapered leather bellows, swing and reversing back, rising front and cross movement . Focusing by rack and pinion mechanism. Provision for a tripod. Fitted with a Thornton Pickard Beck Symmetrical F.8 8.5" f.1 lens. Mounted in front of lens is a Thornton Pickard roller blind shutter. Speeds 1/5-1/90 sec B. & T. Of French mahogany with brass fittings. c.1890.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1979-559/578
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather and mahogany (wood)
type:
field camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Arthur Frank Collection