"Scott's Patent" Plate Camera

Made:
1884-1886
maker:
J T Chapman Limited

The Manchester/Scott's patent plate camera, c.1890. Mahogany camera with brass fittings. Rise and cross panel Wray 'Platystigmat' wide angle 4" focus with disc stops rack focus. Various reinforcing details suggests Billcliffe manufacture. With one D/D slide side struts slotted according to the Chapman/Scott patent to provide swing back.

Label on side of camera: "J.T. Chapman, Photographic Chemist, Albert Square, Manchester". Label on front of camera below lens mount: "Scott's patent, No. 12389"

The first design by J T Chapman for a camera at a moderate price that would satisfy the advanced amateur. The camera apparently could be used with a different lens panel for stereoscopy.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
Y1966.28.6
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (flat, closed): 56 mm x 146 mm x 127 mm,
type:
camera
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
credit:
Gift of J.T. Chapman Limited