Camera [Imperial]

Thornton-Pickard, Manufacturer

1875-1885
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Maker and Role
Thornton-Pickard, Manufacturer
Production Date
1875-1885
Description
Known as a triple extension camera, the lens panel and bellows "rake" out to an extra length enabling close-up focussing on very small objects. This camera has a Beck symmetrical (Rectilinear) lens, but other lenses of different focal lengths and apertures can be readily substituted. The shutter is of the "roller blind" type patented by Thornton-Pickard and adopted by many British Camera manufacturers of the day. First marketed in the early 1900s, this type enjoyed wide popularity with both amateurs and professionals alike.

Thornton Pickard Imperial Plate Camera in half plate size.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Glass
Processed Material/Leather
Signature/Marks and Type
THORNTON. / TRIPLE / "IMPERIAL" / EXTENSION / PICKARD Maker's Mark
SYMMETRICAL LENS THORNTON PICKARD-BECK Maker's Mark
Accession No
1965.152
Credit Line
Thornton-Pickard. 1875-1885. Camera [Imperial], 1965.152. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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