Jeffrey & Wishart's Patent - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Jeffrey & Wishart's Patent Camera

c. 1892

Image of Jeffrey & Wishart's Patent Camera

Lens:
f12.5, c. 7 ⅞" landscape, wheel stops without markings.

Shutter:
Rotary sector, spring powered.

Construction:
Mahogany body, square cornered leather bellows, brass fittings.

Format:
3 ¼" x 4 ¼" exposures on plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Removable reflecting view-finder by T.T.H.

Notes:
The lens/shutter is described in Sharp & Hitchmough and Adams & Co. advertisements in the BJA 1892. The focal length is given as about 7 ¾" with an aperture of 9/16". The finder is similar to that shown in the T.T.H. advertisement in the BJA 1892.

With:
1 double dark-slide. Negative showing a motor cycle and rider.

The body and bellows are similar to those of Shew Eclipse cameras. This camera though has the front standard held by struts at the top and a small U shaped baseboard at the bottom. The 1892 patent of Jeffrey and Wishart shows a similar camera.

Wishart was later co-patentee of the Mackenzie-Wishart film holder.

References & Notes:
BP 941/1892. BJA 1892, pp. 321, 1044, (lens), 210 (finder).

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Christie's Cat. 9/5/03 lot 240. The Flying Shot by James Moore. Glasgow.

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