Goerz Anschutz Press Camera

Made:
1895-1905
maker:
C P Goerz
Goerz Anschutz camera
      Goerz Anschutz camera made in Germany, c. 1900

Goerz Anschutz camera Goerz Anschutz camera made in Germany, c. 1900
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Goerz press camera. Folding collapsing strut-form plate camera for 3.25 by 4.25 plates quarter-plates, c 1900. Doppel-anastigmat lens DRP Series 111/0, Serial No 108907. F: 120mm. f.6.8-45. Lever operated focussing 2yds-inf. Sliding rising front and cross. Anschutz focal plane shutter with focussing screen and frame sports finder. Overall (deployed): 165 mm x 185 mm x 140 mm. This camera is typical of the sort used by press photographers of the period.

Goerz Anschutz camera made in Germany, c. 1900.

The Anschutz was popular with press photographers in the early part of the 20th century. It is a bedless 'strut' type folding camera, and the focal plane shutter is based on the design of Ottomar Anschutz. Between 1905-1910 the name was gradually changed to Ango.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/122
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (deployed): 165 mm x 185 mm x 140 mm,
type:
press camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford