wet-plate studio camera

Made:
1870-1889 in London
maker:
Charles G Collins

Studio camera by Charles G Collins, St John's Wood, 1870-1889. Sliding body camera for 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch plates. The lens panel slides into back. RAck and pinion focusing over approx 20cm, exposed rack on basebaord. Vertical swing repeating back. Ground glass focusing screen hinges downwards. Fitted with a single wooden darkslide. With DAllmeyer 3D lens cat no.0657. Charles G. Collins.

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Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/4066
Materials:
glass and wood
type:
plate camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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