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Actinic Doublet


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Large Angle

Lens Type:
Early non-symmetrical doublet. 80 - 95 angle.

f16. Wheel stops marked 1 - 5. Pivoted shutter mounted between the lens groups. Brass mount. Engraved 10" x 12".

Serial Number:
13121 , (c. 1870).

Produced in three series: S.A - Small angle, O.A. - Ordinary angle, L.A. - Large angle. Replaced around 1874 by the symmetrical range of lenses. An unusual feature is a pivoted shutter mounted within the lens.

References & Notes:
Abney, Instruction, p. 88.

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