Ottewill Plate Camera

Made:
1855-1865 in Islington
maker:
Thomas Ottewill and Company

Ottewill plate camera. Sliding body camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. Fitted with a Petzval type lens by J H Dallmeyer F; 6 inches c. f/3.8 with one Waterhouse stop, No 3. Rack and pinion focusing on lens, pinion missing. Serial No 3488. Sliding rising front, rack and pinion focusing on rear panel. With repeating type back with sliding ground glass screen.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/2001
Materials:
bone, glass and mahogany (wood)
type:
plate camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford