Sliding Box Wet Plate or Daguerreotype camera Early French, dovetailed, walnut and brass 5 x 7 inch 13 x 18cm.)  camera. Focusing screen 6 3/4 x 6 3/4" (17 x 17cm.).  Typical raised running strips on the  inner box corners.  Petzval type  lens signed 'VALLANTIN Optn. Fabnt.' with rack fine focusing, washer stops (2) focusing screen and brass cap.

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Lot 130*
Sliding Box Wet Plate or Daguerreotype camera

Sold for £ 2,350 (US$ 3,319) inc. premium

Sliding Box Wet Plate or Daguerreotype camera.

Sliding Box Wet Plate or Daguerreotype camera
Early French, dovetailed, walnut and brass 5 x 7 inch 13 x 18cm camera. Focusing screen 6 3/4 x 6 3/4" (17 x 17cm). Typical raised running strips on the inner box corners. Petzval type lens signed 'VALLANTIN Optn. Fabnt.' with rack fine focusing, washer stops (2) focusing screen and brass cap. Baseboard 16" (41cm). There are brass rollers mounted under the baseboard to allow the camera to be rolled sideways, probably on a tracked box for stereo use.

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