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Charterhouse

c. 1880

Photographic Artist's Co-operative Supply Association

London

England

Image of Charterhouse

Lens:
f8, c. 8 " Rapid Rectilinear lens by Photographic Artist's Co-operative Supply Association. Waterhouse stops. Marked 6 " x 4 ". Serial no. 106 .

Shutter:
None.

Construction:
Mahogany, brass fittings, dovetail joints. Fielded panels on baseboard. Mauve square cornered leather bellows. 'Meagher' side support.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 42". Single extension, rack and pinion (straight cut) movement to rear standard.

Attributes:
Two tripod sockets.

Movements:
Rising front, tilting back.

Notes:
Address on plaque: The Photographic Artist's Stores. 43 Charterhouse Sq. London. (1877 - 1890).

With:
5 Waterhouse stops: f8 - f44 in pouch. 4 double dark-slides. Focusing cloth. Case.

This is a very well-made and finished camera of simple design, it is a type often described at the time as a tourist model being relatively light and easy to set up. For upright exposures there is a tripod socket on the side support.

References & Notes:
YBP 1887, p. xii (company). YBP 1888. YBP 1889. (camera).

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