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Joseph Puchberger a chemist from the city of Retz, Austria, patented on a swing lens panoramic camera with a hand crank, entitled ‘Ellipsen Daguerreotype’. It used curved Daguerreotype plates 19 to 24 inches long. The camera had an 8-inch focal length lens and produced a view image of around 150 degrees. His associate, Wenzel Prokesch also was named on the patent at the end of the description with the notation ‘optics and mechanics’.


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