Leveling stand for daguerreotype toning

Made:
1840-1855
maker:
Unknown

Levelling stand for daguerreotype toning/gilding. 130x95mm iron frame with plate supporting pins held horizontally on 150mm vertical rod fitted to round base with three levelling screws. With spirit lamp. Gilding process developed in 1840, improved appearance and stability of the daguerreotype.

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National Science and Media Museum: Kodak Gallery

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Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/6962
Materials:
glass, iron
Measurements:
overall (frame): 130 mm x 95 mm,
overall (stand): 180 mm x 128 mm x 175 mm,
overall (lamp): 88 mm 65 mm,
type:
levelling stand
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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