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
|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|