Aptus ferrotype camera

Made:
1907-1917 in Liverpool
maker:
Moore & Co

Box type camera for 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch ferrotype sheets. Fitted with a simple lens, two sliding plates with smaller stops. Sliding focusing. With spring loaded brief time shutter and a folding optical finder with ring rear sight. Hinged suction mechanism for raising plate from tray in base to taking position whence it drops into cylindrical tank (missing) for processing. (Patent 9345/12). Moore and Co, c.1912.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/2360
type:
box camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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