"The Manchester" Plate Camera

Made:
1883 in Greater Manchester

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The 'Manchester' plate camera designed and sold by J. T. Chapman Ltd in around 1883; it was probably made by Joshua Billcliff.

Chapman designed the 'Manchester' camera and introduced it in 1883. The 'Manchester' nameplate was only occasionally used after about 1895. Chapman moved from 168 Deansgate to 7 Albert Square in May, 1883.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
Y1966.28.30
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather and wood (unidentified)
type:
camera
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
credit:
Gift of J.T. Chapman Limited