Plate camera with bellows

c.1888 in Manchester
J T Chapman Limited

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'British' 15x 12 inch plate camera made by J.T Chapman Ltd of Manchester, c1888. No lens. Two double dark slides, in wood case. Whole: shape: rectangular box with hinged, ground lass plate (broken) at rear. Hinged wooden front drops down to form baseboard. Double extension . Rising front. Detachable lens panel. No lens. Front tilts forward. Back tilts forward and (by changing


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brass, glass, leather and mahogany
plate camera
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
Gift of Beyer, Peacock and Company Limited

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