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.
- Photographic Technology
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overall (flat, closed): 56 mm x 146 mm x 127 mm,
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- photographic equipment
- Gift of J.T. Chapman Limited