Empress folding bellows field or stand camera

Made:
1895-1905 in London
maker:
George Houghton and Son

The Empress folding bellows field or stand camera for negatives 4 3/4 x 6 1/2. With double extension, tapered leather bellows, reversible and swing back, rising front, tilting front and focusng by rack and pinion. Front standard hinged. Fitted with an Ensign Symmetrical lens F.8 9.5" f.1 lens screwed into an Ensign roller blind shutter. Back ground-glass is masked for plates and negatives. Supplementary lens reduces focal length. Of French mahogany with brass fittings.Houghton c.1900

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1979-559/587
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