Instantograph - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Instantograph

1887 Model

J. Lancaster & Son

Birmingham

England

Image of Instantograph

Lens:
Lancaster landscape.

Shutter:
Lancaster Patent. Rotary sector.

Construction:
Polished Honduran mahogany, dovetail joints.

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

Focusing:
Bellows. Double extension. Worm screw acting on inner frame.

Attributes:
Two positions for the dark-slide (landscape, portrait) which is retained by eccentric circular plates.

Identification:
Enamel plaques.

Movements:
Rising front. Cross front. Tilting back, swing back.

Notes:
The bellows on this example are not original.

The 1887 model had worm screw focusing operated by a wheel at the front of the camera. The folding bed is held in position by rods that slide between the bed and the rear standard.

References & Notes:
BP 1533/1887. BP 5363/1885 (Shutter). 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. Lancaster Rotary. Lothrop, Century, p. 28.


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Lancaster & Son

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