Camera obscura, box-type, with 2 3/8-inch meniscus

Made:
1845-1855

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Camera obscura, box-type, with 2 3/8-inch meniscus lens concavo-convex of about 11-inches focal length, c. 1850.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1907-86
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), glass, iron, mahogany (wood) and metal (unknown)
Measurements:
overall (closed): 155 mm x 205 mm x 390 mm, , 2.335kg
type:
optical drawing aid - camera obscura
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical drawing aid
credit:
J.C. Stevens (Auction Sales)