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Wet Plate Sliding Box Camera  c1865
Dallmeyer J.H, London, England.

J.H. Dallmeyer, a British company, founded in 1860. Their main business was to manufacture lenses, but they also sold cameras. Some of these were manufactured by Dallmeyer themselves, some were made elsewhere, and then equipped with Dallmeyer lenses and sold under that name.

Sliding box camera made for the wet plate collodion process. The camera consists of two wood boxes, one sliding within the other. The camera and the ground glass frame are stamped with serialnumber 1532.
The unmarked brass lens is of  Petzval type, with rack and pinion for fine focusing.


Hand cutted dovetail joints.

Made for plate size 3¼" x 3¼".

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