The Lancaster International Camera

Made:
c.1885 in Birmingham
maker:
J Lancaster and Son

The Lancaster international collapsible bellows tailboard field or stand camera. Rising front and cross movement, swing back and reversing back. Two brass rails on the back. Threaded rod used for focusing with cranking handle at rear. Tripod bush fitted on the base. Fitted with a Rapid Rectilinear F.8.5" f.1 lens called The REctigraph by Lancaster with Lancaster patent diaphragm. Made of mahogany with brass fittings with leather bellows. With two double dark slides c.1885

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1979-559/607
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