Transfer Boxes - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Hare Automatic Changing Box

1875

G. Hare

London

England

Image of Hare Automatic Changing Box

Construction:
Polished mahogany.

Format:
10" x 8".

Serial Number:
670 .

Notes:
Address: 26 Calthorp St.

With:

  • 6 " x 8 " dark-slide.
  • 7 " x 4 " slide.

Although called a changing box this is a transfer box. It was quite popular and sold for many years. Most sizes up to 10" x 12" were advertised. A 10" x 8" box cost 5.5.0, brass binding was extra.

To load, a dark-slide it is slid into the brass fitting on top of the box, part way along the box is a stud which is pushed aside by the dark-slide, this opens the shutter in the box. The face of the dark-slide consists of a hinged panel, this is now released by a catch and springs back a short way which opens the shutter in the dark-slide. The glass plate is now free to fall into the dark-slide, the panel on the dark-slide is then pressed down which closes the shutter making the dark-slide light-tight. The top of the transfer box can be positioned by a tambour arrangement.

References & Notes:
Transfer Boxes. BP 1699/1875. BJA 1877, pp. li, 198. BJA 1890, p. 209.


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