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Gambier Bolton Camera by Watson & Sons

The Gambier Bolton Camera was manufactured by the W. Watson & Sons company in circa 1899. Designed by the famous amateur wildlife photographer, author and lecturer Gambier Bolton. A specialized instrument for long distance work as a hand or stand camera based on the recommendations of Mr. Gambier Bolton. Constructed of mahogany and covered in black leather. This camera provided a full size finder with the image being reflected by a mirror. A reversible back that was accessible by opening a rear cover. The camera was designed to use a single lens with rack and pinion focusing for lenses of six and one-half inches focal length and upwards. A Thornton-Pickard focal plane shutter is provided in the rear of the camera behind the lens and in front of the plate. The shutter can provide exposures ranging from 1/10th to 1/1000 of a second or a time shutter can be used on the front if desired. Fitted with a rapid rectilinear lens with an iris diaphragm. Made in three sizes, a quarter plate, a 5 x 4 inch and a half plate. Camera and lens combined sold at £13 12s 0d for the quarter plate, £14 11s 0d for the 5 x 4 and £17 10s 0d for the half plate.

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