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Falling plate camera (Jackson's patents)

1902

Ilex Camera Works

London

England

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Lens:
f6.5, 5.1" Focusing Cooke, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 11461 .

Shutter:
Ilex, spring powered, spring regulated. Speeds 1 - 1/100. The shutter is removable for use on other cameras.

Construction:
Polished mahogany body with brass binding and fittings.

Format:
12, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" plates held in internal falling plate mechanism.

Focusing:
Front of lens type to 3 feet.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders. Spirit level. Exposure counter. The door at the front of the camera opens to change the shutter speed, set the aperture and focus. A door in the base opens to remove the plates.

With:
3 plate holders. Leather case.

The polished mahogany model of the Jackson falling plate camera appeared in 1902.

References & Notes:
BP 19329/1894. BP 27102/1896. BP 3055/1896. Phot. Dealer Feb/1902, p. 48.

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