The Hetherington Magazine Camera was manufactured by Hetherington & Hibben of Indianapolis Indiana in circa 1891. This detective style camera was capable of processing twelve consecutive exposures upon 4 x 5 inch plates with only two movements, turn down the plate and release the shutter. The magazine design was based on a series of metal leaves or sheaths linked together with small metal rods which extend into a metal channels which in turn guides them as they travel toward the focusing position and then laying down at a ninety degree bend after exposure. It was fitted with a high quality No. 1 Darlot Hemispherique lens. The shutter was an ever set time and instantaneous shutter which releases not when pressed but after the button is released.
The Hetherington Magazine Camera was priced at $45.00. A longer variation was available to carry up to 36 plates by special order. This camera won several metals for innovative design.
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