Quta Ferrotype Camera

Made:
1900-1910 in Wimbledon
maker:
Quta Co

Quta Ferrotype camera, c 1905. Sold by Johnathon Fallowfield. For 2x2 1/2 inch dry ferrotype plates; metal magazine with spring for unexposed plates; sliding back transfers one at a time to focal plane; inspection window with ground glass for focusing. Sliding catch allows exposed plate to fall into processing tank below, carried in pivoted compartment. Camera top turns through 90º for landscape format pictures. The camera was advertised by the Quta Camera Co. of New York. In England, Fallowfield sold the camera under their own name from 1907 as the Popular Ferrotype Camera.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/7048
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass and wood (unidentified)
type:
ferrotype 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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