52. Sutton Panoramic Camera, 1861
Signed: 'Sutton's Patent Panoramic Lens, made by T. ROSS, London. N1 234'.
The first panoramic camera to use a wide angle lens, in this case Thomas Sutton's unique 'spherical water filled lens'. This sliding box camera has a curved plate holder taking exposures 250 x 140 mm, and a simple flap shutter.
Length 250 mm, width 270 mm, height 210 mm.
Inventory no. 84,136.