Instantograph - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Instantograph

1882

Original model

J. Lancaster & Son

Birmingham

England

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Construction:
Polished Honduran mahogany, dovetail joints. Square cornered leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows. Worm screw acting on inner frame.

Identification:
Enamel plaques.

Movements:
Rise and cross front.

With:
2 double dark-slides.

The Instantograph was one of three cameras introduced at this time. They were all to remain on the market for many years. The baseboard is completely separate from the rest of the camera, the front and rear standards attach to it by screwed bolts. A separate diagonal side strut provides extra rigidity. The camera was redesigned in 1886 to become a conventional folding bed camera. As well as dry plates slides for wet-plates were available.

References & Notes:
Lancaster Cat. 1888, p. 8. BJA 1884, p. xxiii. BJA 1886, p. cvii. BJA 1890, p. 262. BJA 1892, p. 358. PA 1891, pp. lxxix, 252. Coe, Cameras, p. 33. Lothrop, Century, p. 28.


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