Wooden daguerreotype developing box, c 1845

Made:
1840-1850
maker:
Unknown

Wooden daguerreotype developing box supported on sliding side panels, 200 x 135 x 240mm closed. Brown glass inspection window on side. Dished sheet iron bottom for mercury thermometer on front panel, bulb broken. Plate supports at approx 45 degrees, hinged door for front access. With glass spirit lamp. Box has a zinc plate holder with extracting rod for 10x12cm daguerreotype plates. It also has a zinc adaptor for 8x12cm and 7x12cm plates. The side of the box extends to from legs, providing a space for a spirit lamp.

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National Science and Media Museum: Kodak Gallery

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Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/6960
Materials:
glass, mercury, wood (unidentified), zinc (metal)
Measurements:
overall on legs: 365 mm x 205 mm x 135 mm,
spirit lamp: 85 mm 65 mm,
type:
developing box
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • photographic processing equipment
  • developing equipment
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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