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Art.....A Very Old Stereoscopic Camera..

This very old camera was on display in the museum at Hill End...

thought to be dated mid 1800's...

Labeled "W. Watson & Sons 315 High Holborn London."
A premier makers', compact, dark mahogany and brass,
dark red bellowed 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch (16.5 x 12cm.)
plate camera with a fine paneled tailboard,
Pair of brass bound AFR Paris Anastigmat symmetrical f6.8 135mm. lenses
numbered 264 and 265. All original lacquered finish.
Two matching dark slides in individual cases.
Lens caps and head cloth all fitting in a rigid canvas covered case.

The Wm. Watson company was founded in 1837 in London.

In the 1840s, The firm sold lanterns, slides and associated equipment.

In the late 1870s the firm began adding photographic equipment and
quickly became one of the country's leading manufacturers
of the Highest Class Photographic Instruments and Apparatus.

Nikon D7000
1/60s f/3.5 at 18.0mm iso560 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Gervan19-Feb-2014 08:47
A great find.Thanks for adding the interesting specifications.V.
Irena Jurecic14-Oct-2013 08:14
Beautiful presentation, very interesting. V
Karin Doeling16-May-2013 05:32
Excellent shot of an interesting object and a beautiful presentation! V
Walter Otto Koenig13-Oct-2012 20:11
A fascinating find well photographed. Very interesting information. "V"
Tom LeRoy13-Oct-2012 18:47
Great find and shot, so interesting to read about this. V
bill friedlander13-Oct-2012 15:00
Oh my! This does go back a ways. A fine shot of this antique, thanks for sharing this find. V
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)13-Oct-2012 14:44
Another beautiful image,vote
Guest 13-Oct-2012 13:05
Fantastic subject caught in magnificent light. Very well done Bob. V++
Alexander Kazakov13-Oct-2012 07:03
Great find! Good work! V
joseantonio13-Oct-2012 04:16
Fascinating capture. Very nice work..V
kinta13-Oct-2012 03:22
Wow, it is the basic structure of 4X5 film camera that I used. And the 3D concept has not been changed even after 200 years!
Simon Chandler13-Oct-2012 03:21
Excellent capture of this masterpiece. Thanks for sharing. v
Helen Betts13-Oct-2012 00:29
Fascinating camera and a very striking capture of it. V.
Guest 12-Oct-2012 23:54
Splendid presentation! V.
Dan Greenberg12-Oct-2012 22:47
I love it, Bob! Great shot of a very cool antique camera. ~V~
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