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Tailboard Camera c1889
P. Meagher, London, England.

Patrik Meagher started his business in 1859 after having been in the employ of Thomas Ottewill. It is likely that Meagher have introduced the folding side wing support future of early tailboard cameras. Today this style is referred to as the "Meagher style".
This example is a tiny quarter plate camera with mahogany body and brass trim. The brass lens is made by Dallmeyer.


 



 


"Meager style" folding side wing.

 
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