59. Dubroni Integral Processing Camera, 1864
Signed: 'DUBRONI's / APPARATUS / PATENTED / 60 REGENT STREET'.
This is the first practical design of a camera with integral photographic processing patented by G. J. Bourdin (of which Dubroni is an anagram) in 1864. The wet-collodion plate 50 x 50 mm was sensitized and then developed after exposure in the glass container which forms the inside of the camera body, the chemical solutions being introduced by a pipette through an orifice in the top of the camera. Lens and pipette are missing.
Length 75 mm, width 93 mm, height 100 mm.
Inventory no. 80,464.