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Half-Plate Folding Field Camera and Kit, by R. & J. Beck, London, c.1890

Inventory Number: 92030
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1969-183
Brief Description: A portable, dry plate bellows camera for half plates (160 mm x 120 mm) and use on a tripod. It includes three half plates labelled 1-6, one isochromatic C No. 1 Ilford screen in original box, one detached ?lens attachment and a lockable leather carrying case with key.

An example of the new generation of portable cameras which began to appear from the 1870s.
Primary Inscriptions: On back: "PECROPS" and "R & J Beck LONDON No 420" On base "R & J Beck"
Provenance: Presented by Professor A. W. Lawrence, of Cambridge, and Highgate, London. Previously owned byThomas Robert Tighe Chapman, father of T. E. Lawrence
Collection Group:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
250 245 136 mm


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