Lancaster B B Instantograph camera

Made:
1901 in Birmingham
maker:
J Lancaster and Son

Lancaster 1901 B B Instantograph camera, folding stand camera for 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inch plates. Fitted with a Lancaster Patent landscape achromatic lens, iris diaphragm marked 1-8 f/10-30. Sliding rising front, rack and pinion focusing with double extension. Swing back, both movements. Lancaster patent swing out ground glass focusing screen. Manufactured by J Lancaster and Son, Birmingham. 1901. This was a special 'tropical' version of the Instantograph - the letters BB stand for Brass Bound.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/2474
Materials:
bone, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather and mahogany (wood)
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