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English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides

English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides
English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides

English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides

A very nice example of a polished wood folding field camera, complete with a lens and in its original case including three double-dark film holders. I opened one in a darkroom and discovered that it still had film loaded. I suspect the others also have film but did not check. Might be an interesting project to get these developed? This is a half-plate camera, taking film just in excess of 6 x 4 inches.

The back clips off and can be mounted either vertically or horizontally (portrait/landscape). It lacks a makers name as the name plate has been lost from the top rear section. I would place a small wager that it was made by Thornton Pickard. It is in good order with various all the assorted marks and scratches and patina one would expect from a camera that has been used.

The shutter opens and closes smoothly and the lens retains its original leather lens cap. The film holders retain their circular number tags on what I believe are ivory inlays numbering 1 to 6.

These are in very nice condition. The bellows open well and appear to be in good order if a little'dry'!

Some TLC can restore these. I forgot to mention that the close-up photo attached shows the only discernible fault - a small split in the wooden frame. Not a serious issue, just age-related..... And fortunately this is on the base of the camera as the main photo shows the'underside'of the camera with its circular brass tripod mount (No, I don't have the tripod). Overall, the camera is complete (apart from the name plate) and measures approx 8 inches square when folded. The canvas camera case is a very rare survivor - never seen another - but the leather straps have deteriorated and broken off, otherwise it's a time-warp piece that is now showing its age although the interior compartment in green baize is still very much intact. Unable to offer a 100% cast-iron guarantee regarding the efficiency of the bellows as they are getting on in years but, having checked in a black room with a very bright torch, I cannot detect any light leaks - which is surprising!

In response to a question, I opened one of the film holders (they are hinged at the base - no film in that one) and they have a central metal pressure plate and removable metal film holders. Each one takes film 6.25 x 4 inches. To fit film that measures 16.5 x 12cm requires 3mm to be trimmed from each dimension. As a professional photographer, I have owned this camera since 1973 and it has been dry-stored over this period. It weighs 3.3kg complete.

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English wooden folding field plate camera in bag plus slides