Gale's Patent - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Gale's Patent Camera

1888

Image of Gale's Patent Camera

Lens:
f6, Hinton & Co. 5 x 4 Rapid Rectilinear, waterhouse stops.

Construction:
Mahogany and brass. Leather bellows with square corners.

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

Focusing:
Bellows. Double extension.

Attributes:
Reversing back.

Movements:
Rising front, tilting back, swing back.

Notes:
Address on lens: 38 Bedford St.

With:
2 double dark-slides, waterhouse stops, case.

This unusual design was intended to produce a very small camera without protruding fittings. The front forks carrying the lens board fold flat when not in use and the pinion wheel can be pushed into the baseboard. The sides of the rear standard are of brass. Unusually the back has a swing movement.

The camera was sold by Marion as the Cyclone.

References & Notes:
BP 3076/1888. PA 1891, p. 250.

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