Rover Detective Camera

1893 in Birmingham
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.

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Photographic Technology
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bone, glass, leather, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
magazine camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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