Beck Field camera

Made:
c. 1889 in London
maker:
R and J Beck
Beck Field Camera

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Beck Field Camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Folding field camera for 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 inch plates. Fitted with a Portland soft focus lens F; 9 inches f/4.5-16 Serial No 2071. Sold by James A. Sinclair and Co. Serial No 721107 and 346. Sliding rising and cross front. Tailboard design. Rack and pinion focusing. Double extension. Swing back. Square bellows. Hinged ground glass focusing screen with clear centre spot. Reversible back. R & J Beck. c.1889. with lens cap.

Beck Field camera, made by R and J Beck in London, c. 1889.

Fitted with a Portland soft focus lens F; 9 inches f/4.5-16 Serial No 2071. Sold by James A. Sinclair and Co. Serial No 721107 and 346. Sliding rising and cross front. Tailboard design. Rack and pinion focusing. Double extension. Swing back. Square bellows. Hinged ground glass focusing screen with clear centre spot. Reversible back.

Field cameras were light-weight and could be folded down into a compact size. This camera is of tailboard design and was sold by James A Sinclair.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/3889
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cardboard, felt, glass, leather, leatherette and wood (unidentified)
type:
plate camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford