Half-plate camera

Made:
c.1860 in Manchester
maker:
John Benjamin Dancer

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Half-plate folding-tailboard camera, made by W. I. Chadwick, Manchester, c. 1860 and with lens made by J. B. Dancer, who sold the camera.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
Y1981.27
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass and wood (unidentified)
type:
bellows plate camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)