Gandolfi Half Plate Camera

Made:
London
maker:
Gandolfi

Gandolfi half-plate camera. Folding stand camera for 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inch plates. With a Taylor, Taylor Hobson Series M Cooke Aviar lens F: 8 1/4 inches f/4.5-32 series II, Made in Leicester Serial No 87947. Thornton Pickard Time and Instantaneous Patent roller blind shutter 15/30/45/60/75/T. Spare lens panel with 38mm ID Mount. Rack and pinion focusing on rear panel, tailgate design. Sliding rising front, swing back. Reversible back ground glass focusing screen. Square bellows, double extension. Overall (deployed): 152 mm x 226 mm x 420 mm.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/3866
Materials:
bone, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather and mahogany (wood)
Measurements:
overall (deployed): 152 mm x 226 mm x 420 mm,
type:
stand camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford