Walnut Sliding Box - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Walnut Sliding Box Camera

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Lens:
Petzval type lens, fixed aperture. Lens is marked 'A.G' near the serial number. Serial no. 5502 .

Construction:
Polished walnut with dovetail joints.

Format:
3" x 3" wet-collodion plates held in dark-slides.

Focusing:
Sliding box movement and rack and pinion movement on lens, to c. 0.5 metre.

With:
Focusing screen.

This was probably made in France or Germany and is typical of continental construction of the time. This style of camera was produced in the Daguerreotype era and changed little through the 1850s and '60s. The lens dates this example to the wet-plate period rather than earlier.

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