Calotype camera, c 1850

Made:
1845-1855
maker:
Unknown

Calotype camera, wooden sliding body camera probably for paper negative materials with Ross lens, with two disc stops, achromatic c. F12 in rack and pinion focusing mount. On brass lens panel, sliding rising front. Extra extension on sliding body, hinged extension baseboard, with sliding bolt catches. Ground glass focusing screen in removable frame. Two double darkslides, with provision for glass to hold paper flat. Two double darkslides, with provision for glass to hold paper flat. Sliding box-type camera (most common in 1840s); Ross lens plate holders for half plate size (16.5 x 12cm).

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Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/2613
Materials:
brass, glass, wood
type:
box camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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