Archer falling plate camera - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Archer falling plate camera

c. 1898

Archer & Sons

Liverpool

England

Image of Archer falling plate camera

Lens:
f8, c. 12 cm, apertures on sector marked in US 4, 8, 16, 32, 64.

Shutter:
Guillotine, self-capping, spring powered, variable speed by adjusting tension, B setting.

Construction:
Wood body.

Format:
6, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" plates held in frames within falling plate mechanism.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Exposure counter.

Serial Number:
2241 .

Probably made on the continent, the same camera was sold by several companies.

References & Notes:
BJA 1900, pp. 503, 1216 (Curtis), 1436 (Gandolfi).


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