Bellows Wet-plate - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Bellows Wet-plate Camera

Late 1870s

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c. 12" rapid rectilinear, slot for Waterhouse stops.

Mahogany body, leather square cornered bellows. Dovetail joints.

6 " x 8 " wet-collodion plates held in dark-slides.

Bellows. Front standard fits onto the baseboard in two positions giving infinity to 8' and 8' to 4' 6".

Reversing back.

Rising front.

Wet-plate dark-slide.

This is a late model wet-plate camera possibly for use in a studio though it is of light weight and may have been used for field work. The font standard clips to the baseboard in two positions and is then fixed by a large screw.

Further Information:
Information on the Wet Collodion Process.

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