Early Wide-Angle - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Wide-Angle Hemispherical

Marion & Cie

France

Darlot

Paris

France

Image of Wide-Angle Hemispherical

f11, 10 cm

Lens Type:
Doublet. 90 angle.

Three lever stops marked 5, 3, 2. Brass mount. For 10" x 12"

The lens is engraved with the Marion name but was made by Darlot. Produced in sizes up to 17" x 20".

Portable Symmetrical

1874

Ross & Co.

London

England

No. 2. f16, 4"

Lens Type:
Rectilinear. 4 elements.

Wheel stops to f64 marked 1 - 5. Brass mount.

Serial Number:
23913 , (c. 1880).

Notes:
Sold by Watson.

With:
Flange.

The Portable Symmetrical was a 'view' lens for landscape or architectural use, produced in focal lengths of 3 - 21". Production ceased before 1900.

References & Notes:
BJA 1877, p. xxvi. BJA 1890, p. 37. BJA 1892, p. 38. Eder, Modern Dry Plates, p. 81. Copeland Cat., p.10. Abney, Instruction, p. 91.


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Ross

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