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Baynton, C. S

C. S. Baynton established his retail photographic supply firm in 1891. It was located at Exchange Buildings, New Street, Birmingham. In 1894 Baynton purchased the business of Samuel Hulme, another Birmingham dealer. The only known camera produced by Baynton is a wood field camera bearing his name. C. S. Baynton died in 1926.

Baynton Camera

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The Baynton camera is estimated to have been produced around 1895. It is a stand camera constructed of mahogany with precision dovetail joints and a square cornered leather bellows. It was front focusing and trimmed in brass. It had rear tilt and the body can be disconnected from the baseboard and moved forwards onto two lugs for wide angle work.

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