Frederick Herbert Sanderson 1856 - 1929


Frederick Herbert Sanderson (born Cambridge, 1856-1929) worked as a cabinet maker and wood and stone carver. A keen photographer with an interest in architectural subjects. Unable to find a suitable camera he developed the Universal Swing Front camera, patented in 1895 and demonstrated at the RPS in the same year. The cameras were marketed by Houghtons and made by Holmes Brothers of Islington who, at the time, were closely associated with G Houghton & Son (and indeed in 1904 formed part of Houghtons Ltd). The last of the Sandersons cameras was produced in 1939.