Stanley Actinometer - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Stanley Actinometer

1886

W.F. Stanley

London

England

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Meter Type:
Actinometer.

Construction:
Brass.

With:
Roll of sensitive paper.

This is a very simple and very early actinometer that pre-dates the Watkins Standard. A roll of paper made sensitive by bromine is wound inside a small shallow cylinder. The paper is pulled into a flat box attached to the cylinder, this has a cover glass under which the paper is exposed. A companion tint surrounds the exposing aperture. The patent was issued in conjunction with Sarjeant. The meter was also produced in boxwood.

References & Notes:
BP 4624/1886. BJA 1888, p. 147.


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