The 'Cameo Stereo' folding bellows camera

Made:
1912 in London
maker:
W Butcher and Sons

"Cameo" stereo camera for plates negative size 3 1/4 x 7. Drop-front pull-out type with rack and pinion focuisng. Fitted with two identical Beck Symmetrical lenses F.8 5. 5 inch f.1. With diaphragm lever in centre of the lens panel. Pneumatic shutter has speeds 1/25, 1/50 and 1/100sec B. & T. WIth brilliant optical waist-level viewfinder attached to the front standard. Wood covered with black leather with baseboard of aluminium with nickel and brass fittings. By Butcher with selection of stereo film darkslides stored in leather carrying case, W. Butcher and Sons. 1912.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1979-559/662
Materials:
aluminium (metal), brass (copper, zinc alloy), leather, nickel plated, wood (unidentified)
type:
stereo camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Arthur Frank Collection

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