College Set - Antique and Vintage Cameras

College Set

1890

London Stereoscopic Co. Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f8, Rapid Rectilinear 7 x 5 Black Band lens, Waterhouse stops. Serial no. 17056 .

Shutter:
None.

Construction:
Mahogany dovetail joints, cloth square cornered bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows. Single extension, rack and pinion movement to rear standard.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Notes:
Two of the slides have a serial no. of 1631. The camera and invoice have the address of 106 & 108 Regent St. and 54 Cheapside. The chemicals have various addresses of 106 , 108 & 110 Regent Street or 110 & 108 or 110.

With:

  • 3 double dark-slides (1 - 6) with 'Hare' type catches. 3 quarter-plate reducers. One has a pencil inscription " Made by a Chinese carpenter, copied from my English one" and a date of 1892. The dark-slide to which this refers is clearly different to the other two slides.
  • Lens cap. Lens box. 6 Waterhouse stops to f64. In pouch.
  • Tripod screw. Dusting brush. Candle lamp.
  • Box of plates by the Imperial Dry Plate Company. Box of quarter-plates by Britannia Works Company, speed 18. Japanned plate box with plates for storing negatives after exposure.
  • Glass bottle containing "Concentrated Developer No. 1". Glass bottle containing "Concentrated Developer No. 2". Glass bottle containing "Chloride of Gold". Glass bottle containing "Acetate of Soda". Glass bottle containing fixer. 3 oz glass measure.
  • A print from a LSC "Standard Negative", number 135. Invoice dated 18/July/1890 for 10.0.0. Inscription on back reads "Wedding present from her aunts ... Mrs Edward Sandford. Bought by A. Sandford Shrewsbury".
  • Pine trunk with key. Some newspaper wrapping with dates of 1897.

References & Notes:
BJA 1890, p. 209 (Hare), p. 722 (Watson). ABC of Photography.


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London Stereoscopic Co.

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