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Tin Originally Containing Ten Daguerreotype Photographs by Hugh Lee Pattinson, Supplied by Egerton, c.1845

Inventory Number: 29300
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1965-11
Brief Description: Metal box or tin originally containing ten unbound, possibly unfixed daguerreotypes by Hugh Lee Pattinson, together with a page from an 1845 Egerton price list (12020).
Sheet steel painted black on the outside, with slip-on lid; fitted by means of heavy steel-encased brass ends with 6 slots to hold 12 daguerreotype plates. Outer dimensions approximately 3½ by 4½ by 1 inches. A dozen quarter-plate daguerreotype plates (approximately 3¼ by 4¼ inches) were supplied in such a box, and in this instance the customer, Pattinson, has retained the box to store his exposed but unbound plates.
Provenance: Presented by R. S. Newall in 1965. Originally belonging to Hugh Lee Pattinson, the donor's great-grandfather.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Steel
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
88 115 24 mm


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