Stereoscopic camera

Made:
1875 - 1885 in Manchester
maker:
J T Chapman Limited

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Wood framed folding stereoscopic camera by J.T. Chapman, c.1880. This camera was popular for amateur use. It was constructed on the principles of Brewster and Dancer. The use of the 3" focus 'Platystigmat' wide angle lenses made the camera less bulky and could also aid the construction of a camera at a cheap price. With extra lens panel and lens it could be used as a half-plate camera.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
Y1966.28.1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (collapsed): 55 mm x 245 mm x 186 mm,
type:
stereoscopic camera
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
  • camera
credit:
Gift of J.T. Chapman Limited

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