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Rover Detective Camera

The Rover (patent) Camera was manufactured by the J. Lancaster & Son Ltd. company from approximately 1890 to 1904. advertised as Lancaster's perfect hand, magazine, detective camera.

Several models were made based on size:
No. 1 - 3 1/4 x 3 1/4; priced at £2 12 6
No. 2 - 4 1/4 x 3 1/4; priced at £3 3 0
No. 3 - 5 x 4 inches; at £4 0 0
No. 4 - 6 1/2 x 4 3/4; priced at £5 5 0

The Rover camera was designed with three light proof chambers, first is a space on the top holding twelve unexposed plates. Second is the camera proper for lens and focusing and third is a space in the back to hold twelve plates after exposure. The camera loads the top plates into position when a lever on the bottom is pressed slightly forward, then backward. The plate then transitions to the back chamber after exposure via a venetian shutter opening and closing. The camera is fitted with a Lancaster special rapid and an accompanying see-saw shutter with patent adjustable diaphragms. The camera can be enclosed in a leather case specially constructed to allow for operation.

Photo Courtesy of Ake Borgstrom - © All Rights Reserved

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