the key camera

Made:
1890 in London
maker:
Platinotype Co Ltd

The Key camera. Manufactured by the Platinotype Co. For 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 plates. Box form magazine camera. RR type lens F.6". No aperture adjustment. Double V shutter with uncalibrated tensioning screw for varying speed. Screw focussing. Shoes for clip-on viewfinder (missing) with two spirit levels.. Special Key plate carrier contains two unmounted plates in turn allowed to fall into slots at camera back, returning to carrier after exposure.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/332
type:
magazine plate camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
  • magazine camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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