HC  Msg Board  Librarium  4 Sale Facebook  Flickr  Members

Historic Camera

History Librarium

logo

Translate this page

Librarium Home > catalogue > perkin_detective

Perken : "Optimus" Detective Camera

datasheet_loginManufacture: Perken, Son & Rayment
Location: London, England
Model: "Optimus" Detective Camera
Production Dates: c1888
Film: Plate

Description: The Shutter Is arranged for exposures of any duration not less than 1/100 of a second. The Shutter and Camera occupy so little space that six Double Dark-Slides, accommodating twelve Dry Plates, can be carried, in addition to Focussing Screen. A panel slides up at the end of the box, displaying the screen for focussing. The exactness in focussing is simple, and the position is maintained by a secure clamping arrangement. A similar sliding panel is fitted to the front end, which completely hides the lens. The exterior is covered with leather, an measures 9 1/4 by 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 ( negatives 4 1/4 by 3 1/4 or 3 1/4 by 3 1/4)


Return to Previous Page
Return to the History Librarium




# 136
2003-06-05 00:00:00
Historic Camera 2002-2015 - © & image info

More Info