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Type Folding stereo tailboard camera for studio or field Plate Full-plate for mono and 5”x7” for Date Circa 1900
really fine example of a mahogany and brass full-plate stereo field camera of the classic Victorian tailboard design.
It has 45 degree cornered bellows and a septum. A stereo shutter with a matched pair of brass Beck Symmetrical Lenses.
Complete with four fine mahogany double plate holders
Baseboard A folding base of substantial mahogany construction, that has been reinforced with two brass plates.
The base extends eight inches using a double rack and pinion. There is a large brass tripod bush in the base.
x 11”with vertical and horizontal lens adjustment.
The back has a swing and tilting frame with a ground-glass focusing screen and holder for 8.5 x 6.5 plates.
The base folds up to protect the glass screen. There is a leather carrying handle.
Fine dovetail joints.
bellows with reinforced 45 degree corners in really good condition. There is a card septum.
pair of brass-barrelled BECK SYMMETRICAL lenses.
The optics are clear but a little dusty with ring-operated irises f8 to f64. The lacquer is tarnished on both lenses.
Stereo roller-blind shutter in working order but needs adjustment andtimings checked.
Positioning the back along the base using the top nuts to lock it in placewith the rack and pinion for fine adjustment.
Accessories Four mahogany book-form double plate holders. The stereo masks are missing but could been made from black card.
camera is in good condition, but the base indicates the it been well used as a studio camera.The mahogany is of the finest quality and polished.
The four plate holders also indicate they have been well used.
Dimensions 11” high, 10” wide, 20” long. ( 6” Packed weight about 7.5Kg.
An attractive camera for display or use.
(seethe collection of Aldis lenses I have for sale)