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  Lot 49

An Important Mahogany & Brass Carte Des Visite Studio Camera

A Rare & Important Mahogany & Brass Carte Des Visite Studio Camera

Sliding box design, with dovetailed joints, 9 individual lenses with masking fascia panel and sliding individual lens shutters to the front standard, rack and pinion focusing, sliding guillotine synchronized shutter and septum present internally, 5" x 7" exposures, with original fitted DDS, some evidence of previous repairs to camera body, however, overall an interesting and good example.

Maker's Label reads: "Photographic Artists' Co-operative Supply Association 43 Charterhouse Square, London" dating the camera to around 1877

Similar later designs can be found in Auer; items 2634 & 2636

Sold for £2,500

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