Camera [The Duchess]

London and Paris Optic and Clock Company, Manufacturer;  F Shalders, Retailer; 

Circa 1870
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Maker and Role
London and Paris Optic and Clock Company, Manufacturer
F Shalders, Retailer
Production Date
Circa 1870
Camera - "The Duchess" square bellows folding plate. Lens detached to show light filter fixed to rear of lens. Aperture adjustment lever protruding from barrel. Black or silvery stains on the plate holder would indicate that it was used for wet plates. Wooden base and rear. Back plate is removable. Glass viewing window at rear.
Processed Material/Paper
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Glass
Processed Material/Leather
Signature/Marks and Type
F.Shalders 17 High Street Southampton Maker's Plate
The Duchess Maker's Plate
Accession No
Credit Line
London and Paris Optic and Clock Company et al. Circa 1870. Camera [The Duchess], 1965.477. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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