Quarter-plate `Cameo' camera used to take 'second phase' of Cottingley Fairies photographs, 1918-1920

Made:
1915-1920 in London
maker:
W Butcher and Sons

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Quarter-plate `Cameo' camera manufactured by W Butcher & Sons, London, 1915-1920, used to make a `second phase' of
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Quarter-plate `Cameo' camera manufactured by W Butcher & Sons, London, 1915-1920, used to make a `second phase' of `Cottingley fairies' photographs between 1918 and 1920. Lukos II symmetrical lens back, made by Wollensak Optical Co. of USA.

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National Science and Media Museum: Kodak Gallery

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Details

DisplayLocation:
National Media Museum, Kodak Gallery
Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1998-5139
Materials:
glass, leatherette, metal (unknown), white metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
quarter-plate camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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