Rover detective camera

Made:
1893 in Birmingham
maker:
J Lancaster and Son

Magazine box camera for 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch plates. Fitted with an achromatic lens, fixed aperture and focus, Lancaster seesaw shutter reflecting viewfinder, plates in frame holders (12), carried horizontally in upper compartment, transferred to focal plane by tilting base to compartment, after exposure moved to back of camera behind flexible wooden shutter. Lancaster, 1893.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/1192
Materials:
glass and wood
type:
magazine camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford