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Perken :"Optimus" Combined Stereoscopic & Snap-Shot

datasheet_loginManufacture: Perken, Son & Rayment
Location: London, England
Model: "Optimus" Combined Stereoscopic and Snap-Shot Camera
Production Dates: c1898
Film: Plate

Description: For use in hand or on stand. Is arranged to take Stereoscopic Pictures; or lantern size Pictures 3 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches.

The two Rectilinear Lenses are each fitted with Roller Blind Shutters, which may be fired off simultaneously when taking Stereo Photos, or when taking Snap-shots one shutter only may be released, the other remaining open, allowing the image (visible on the focussing screen) to be regarded as a full-sized finder during the period of exposure in the twin or second half of the camera.

Suitable dark slides are provided, i.e., for the Stereoscopic Pictures a slide 6 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches, and for Snap-shot Pictures a slide o contain plates 3 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches.

Focussing screens of these two sizes are also included.

Exact focal adjustment is obtained by means of a Rack and Pinion. Swing Back and Rising Front are also provided, so perfecting this desirable and comprehensive little camera.

The outside is covered with durable leather, and possesses the compact and unobtrusive appearance of an ordinary hand camera.


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