Hare New Patent Camera - Antique and Vintage Cameras

New Patent Camera

1882

G. Hare

London

England

Image of New Patent Camera

Lens:
f5.6, 5 " '5 x 4' Wray Rapid Symmetrical, iris diaphragm with external pointer to f64. Serial no. 10483 .

Shutter:
None.

Construction:
Spanish mahogany with brass fittings, mauve leather bellows with square corners. Dovetail joints.

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

Focusing:
Bellows. Double extension, rack and pinion movement to inner frame.

Attributes:
Reversing back.

Movements:
Rising front. Tilting back.

Serial Number:
7646 .

Notes:
Address on camera: G. Hare. 26 Calthorpe St. London. (1876 - 1899).

With:
Lens cap.

New Patent Camera

1882

G. Hare

London

England

Image of New Patent Camera

Lens:
f8, c. 13 " rapid rectilinear, slot for Waterhouse stops.

Construction:
Spanish mahogany with brass binding, dovetail joints. Dark mauve leather bellows with square corners.

Format:
10" x 8" exposures on plates or roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows to 47". Double extension, rack and pinion movement to inner frame.

Attributes:
Reversing back. The rear standard can move back, supported by brass extension pieces attached to the bed, this gives a small amount of swing.

Movements:
Rising front. Tilting back, swing back.

Serial Number:
7148 .

Notes:
Address on camera: G. Hare. 26 Calthorpe St. London. (1876 - 1899). The name plaque on the roll-holder is stamped 'Patent 144'.

With:

  • Morgan & Kidd roll-holder (Introduced 1885). For 10" x 8" exposures on 8" wide paper. Auto-stop on film advance. With roll of negative paper.
  • 2 double dark-slides. 2 extra lens panels. Case.

The '1882' pattern is important in camera design. Its essential features were a back hinged to the baseboard and a front which pulled out on rails for focusing. The front was locked by rods passing through the front standard. The front could be pushed into the back and the baseboard raised and locked to the back. This form was widely copied, it also, through a series of modifications, developed into the British form of folding 'Hand and Stand' camera.

Introduced in June 1882. Available in either horizontal landscape format or square with a reversing back. Brass binding was an extra. Later the reversing back was always fitted.

The quarter-plate size is not advertised.

The Morgan & Kidd roll-holder was produced in sizes from quarter-plate to 15" x 12" for darkroom-loaded paper negatives. It was an early example of a roll-holder and featured an automatic stop to the film advance. Morgan & Kidd did much to popularise paper negatives.

References & Notes:
Roll-film Holders. BP 3035/1882. BP 9286/1885 (roll-holder). BJA 1890, p. 208. BJA 1884, p. L. Phot. Journal 1883, p. xix. YBP 1887 (roll-holder). YBP 1888 (roll-holder). BJA 1886, p. cxxv (roll-holder). BJA 1888, p. 668 (roll-holder). YBP 1894, cover (lens). BJA 1899, p. 1506 (lens).

Further Information:
Holmes, Age of Cameras, p.14. Coe, Cameras, p.33. Smith, Antique cameras, p.99. Falchenberg, British Hand & Stand Cameras, p.2.

Illustrations:
Christie's Cat. 11/12/02. Lot 132 shows camera serial no. 7509. Lot 116 shows a camera retailed by Dallmeyer.


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