Camera [Lancaster Rover Detective]

J Lancaster and Son Limited, Manufacturer

Circa 1892
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Maker and Role
J Lancaster and Son Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1892
Wooden rectangular camera with glass and metal lens at front and hinged door to access lens. Viewer on right side of camera and hinged flap at top and hinged flat at back. Both flaps are stuck. Long wooden rectangular slider at base. Camera - wooden hand plate magazine, 'The Rover'. The 'detective' cameras came in many styles and were a result of the popular demand for smaller lighter cameras. They were manufactured in fourdifferent sizes and advertised in 1896 as: "Simplest ever made. Shutter always set - any speed".
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Signature/Marks and Type
The "Rover" Patent Maker's Plate
J. Lancaster & Son Birmingham Maker's Plate
J. Lancaster & Son/ Birmingham Maker's Mark
The 'Rover'/ Patent Label
Accession No
Credit Line
J Lancaster and Son Limited. Circa 1892. Camera [Lancaster Rover Detective], 1965.360. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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