Monarch Magazine Plate camera

1895 in Liverpool

E V Swinden; Monarch box type magazine plate camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 plate. The lens is missing. With a Kershaw instantaneous shutter, roller blind type, cox and operated by springs through front panel, rising and cross front movement by sliding lens plate. With single reflecting viewfinder removable for horizontal or vertical use, rack and pinion focusing to 6'. With eight metal plate holders, in special book form, hinged plated cover on each slide pulled down by external lever. Brought from Wratten and Wainwright in 1913.


Photographic Technology
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brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leatherette and metal (unknown)
magazine camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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