The academy camera No 2

Made:
1886 in London
maker:
Marion & Co.

Magazine box camera for 2 x 2 inch plates. Fitted with a rapid rectilinear lens, of fixed focus and aperture, viewfinder lens focusing on ground glass at rear of camera, both lenses on a common panel, slid by rod and knob at rear. Rotary shutter 12 plates carried in sliding magazine below camera body. Rack and pinion drive brings each plate in turn under slot below focal plane. Spring loaded slide allows plate to fall into magazine. Marion and Co.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/1198
Materials:
bone, brass (copper, zinc alloy), mahogany (wood) and white metal (unknown)
type:
twin lens camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford