"British" Half-Plate Camera

Made:
1880-1890 in Manchester
maker:
Perken, Son & Rayment
'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of  Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman 'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of  Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman 'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of  Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman 'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of  Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman 'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of  Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman 'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of  Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman 'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of  Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman 'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of  Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman 'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of  Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman

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'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman
Science Museum Group Collection
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'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'British' half plate camera made by Joshua Billcliff of Manchester in around 1890. Designed and sold by J.T. Chapman
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

"British" bellows half-plate camera, made by Joshua Billcliff for J.T. Chapman, with a Perken, Son & Rayment "rapid euryscope" lens attached, and also accompanied by a portable symmetrical 7x5 "optimus" lens.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
Y1979.26.3
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
camera (extended): 223 mm x 215 mm x 260 mm,
lens: 45 mm 59 mm,
type:
camera
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment