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Swift No. 3 Paragon Camera Doublet Lens

Inventory Number: 63695
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Brief Description: Paragon doublet lens, manufactured by Swift & Son. Lens has a copper alloy body with two convex lenses mounted at either end. Housed between lenses is a single circular aperture. The light levels through aperture are controlled by rotating a dial which protrudes from the side of the metal body. The manufacturer's name is engraved on the side of the body, alongside an engraving of a bird above the word 'Trademark'.
Primary Inscriptions: 'No 638. SWIFT & SON. London. No 3 Paragon (5 in)' 'Trademark'
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Material(s): copper alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
34 51 mm

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