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Instruments of Science & Technology / A HOUGHTONS LTD SANDERSON QUARTER-PLATE TROPICAL REFLEX CAMERA ENGLISH, EARLY 20TH CENTURY,

Lot 11
A HOUGHTONS LTD SANDERSON QUARTER-PLATE TROPICAL REFLEX CAMERA
ENGLISH, EARLY 20TH CENTURY,
Amended
28 September 2022, 14:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

Sold for £956.25 inc. premium

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A HOUGHTONS LTD SANDERSON QUARTER-PLATE TROPICAL REFLEX CAMERA ENGLISH, EARLY 20TH CENTURY,

maker's plate reading THE "SANDERSON", H. LTD, LONDON, Tropical Model, with 3 1/4in f/6.5 Taylor-Hobson lens wide angle lens, No. 177476, the brass bound teak body with sliding plate holder,
5 3/4in x 5 3/4in x 4in (14.5cm x 14.5cm x 10cm) overall

Footnotes

The Sanderson camera range was among the most enduring British camera designs in production from 1895 to the mid-20th century. The Sanderson patent described a strut system which moved the camera back and forth to any desired fixed angle, and was granted in January 1895. Although Sanderson originally sold the camera, Houghtons Ltd later acquired the rights and marketed the camera exclusively from then on. In the early 20th century, the model was promoted as the 'greatest advance yet made in camera construction'.

Saleroom notices

Please note that the cataloguing should read 'A Houghtons Ltd Sanderson Quarter-Plate Tropical Hand and Stand Camera', not as previously catalogued.

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