Dagron microphotographic camera

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    Dagron microphotographic

The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Dagron microphotographic camera Dagron microphotographic
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
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford