Half plate camera by Billcliff, c.1899. Mahogany folding field camera double extension. Rising front Billcliffe type swing back and swing front. Wray 81/2 anastigmat. Iris diaphragm. With T/P shutter and one D/D slide. Good low price field camera of the late 19th early 20th century. Used by architectural workers and small studios as a portrait camera. Apart from the low price (£6) is was a very simple camera to set up when in the field. A linking camera between large whole plate field camera used for professional work and the 1/4 plate hand/stand that was popular with the amateur workers.
Ivory label on right side of camera body: "The 'British' J.T. Chapman Photographic chemist Manchester"
- Photographic Technology
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overall (collapsed): 73 mm x 220 mm x 208 mm,
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- photographic equipment
- Gift of J.T. Chapman Limited
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