Lancaster - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Lancaster's Changing Box

J. Lancaster & Son

Birmingham

England

Image of Lancaster's Changing Box

Construction:
Mahogany.

Format:
12, 6 " x 4 " plates, two plates are held in a holder.

Attributes:
Transfer box, face loading.

With:
6 plate holders.

The box consists of a main compartment holding the plates and a smaller compartment able to hold a pair of plates in their metal holder. A draw-slide separates the two compartments, when this is withdrawn a plate holder drops into the smaller compartment, the draw-slide is replaced. A double dark-slide is attached to the smaller compartment with its draw-slide removed. The plates in their holder fall into the dark-slide when the bottom draw-slide of the transfer box is withdrawn. The exposed plates are returned to the other side of the box.

References & Notes:
Transfer Boxes. Lancaster Cat. 1888, p. 33. BJA 1888, p. 192.

Omnigraph Transfer Box

J. Lancaster & Son

Birmingham

England

Image of Omnigraph Transfer Box

Construction:
Mahogany.

Format:
12, 3 " x 4 " plates, two plates are held in a holder.

Attributes:
Transfer box, face loading.

With:
3 plate holders.

This is similar to the previous entry but modified to work with the Omnigraph detective camera. In use the box is inserted into the camera and its draw slide removed. This moves a plate, held in a frame, into the exposure position. A tambour shutter, in the camera, is moved to cover the rear of the plate. After exposure the box is reversed and the plate is deposited into the other side of the box.

References & Notes:
Transfer Boxes.


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Lancaster & Son

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