Daguerreotype portrait camera

Made:
1857-1860 in London
maker:
G Knight and Company

A daguerreotype portrait camera with large compound lens, 1857-1860. Camera bears ivory plaque inscribed 'G Knight & Co. Philosphical instrument makers, 2 Foster Lane, London.' Lens inscribed 'No 8764 Voigtlander and Son, Wien and Braunschweig'.

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National Science and Media Museum: Kodak Gallery

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Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1982-1501
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, ivory, mahogany (wood)
type:
stand camera
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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