Dagron microphotographic camera

Made:
c. 1860 in France
maker:
René Prudent Patrice Dagron
Dagron microphotographic camera
      Dagron microphotographic camera made by René P P Dagron (1819-1900) in France, c. 1860

Dagron microphotographic camera Dagron microphotographic camera made by René P P Dagron (1819-1900) in France, c. 1860
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

All-brass camera for multiple microphotographs; 25 lenses in 5x5 arrangement (5 missing). Repeating back. On pillar and heavy iron base. Critical focusser. From lot bought by Kodak-Pathe; owned by Lize, 30 Rue Blondel, Paris

Dagron microphotographic camera made by René P P Dagron (1819-1900) in France, c. 1860.

John Benjamin Dancer (1812-1887) invented microphotographic process, but they required an expensive microscope to be viewed. Dagron invented a new, less expensive way of viewing microphotographs, by mounting them at the end of a small cylindrical lens. Dagron also designed this camera, which could take multiple microphotographs using 25 lenses in a 5 by 5 arrangement.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/7001
type:
photomicrographic camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford