Billcliff "Royalty" Plate Camera

Made:
1885-1895 in Manchester
maker:
Billcliff and Sons

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'Royalty' bellows plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester.

Inscription engraved on brass pointer at side: "Royalty". Inscription carved inside camera back (at base of plate holder): "1 C". Inscription handwritten on reverse of camera back: "Chapman". Inscription engraved on two lenses: "Ross, London, 12818, 12819". Stamped label on top of camera body: "J.T. Chapman, Photographic Chemist, Albert Square, Manchester"

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
Y1966.28.37
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather and metal (unknown)
type:
stereoscopic camera
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
  • camera
credit:
Gift of J.T. Chapman Limited

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