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Object Detail


A large wood and brass Houghton "Duchess" folding camera with black bellows, a Busch Rapid Symmetrical F.8. lens and a Thornton Pickard Time and Instantaneous Shutter with a cord pull. " TIME & INST. / PATENT /THORNTON PICKARD " is marked on a circular panel on top of the wooden frame of the lens. " BUSCH RAPID SYMETRICAL F.8 " is marked around the edge of the lens. The camera came in a reinforced cloth bag in poor condition along with three wooden plate holders.
Media/Materials
Production Date
Circa 1810
Subject Person
Credit Line
This is a Houghton "Duchess" camera made between 1904 and about 1921. Many were sold with Thornton Pickard roller blind shutters. This camera was used by professional New Plymouth photographer William Andrew Collis.
Accession No
A68.699

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This is a Houghton "Duchess" camera made between 1904 and aprrox 1921. Many were sold with Thornton Pickard roller blind shutters.

- Ian

Posted on 16-10-2016 10:02:50