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Portrait of a woman

Item is a cream card with light pink backing. Vignetted portrait of a woman in a high collared dress with vertical ribbon decoration. At bottom of front of card, in brown letterpress, "G. W. Secretan 210a TUFNELL PARK Rd". On verso, also...

George William O Secretan

Braun Branette

Item consists of a Braun Nurnberg Branette 35mm camera, made in Germany. It features a Staeble-Kata 1:2.8/45mm lens and a Vero shutter with speeds 1/25 to 1/200 sec + B.

Braun

Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern

A black tin Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern with handle and crooked chimney.Carpenter marketed his Improved Phantasmagoria Lantern as a consumer version of the famous Phantasmagoria lantern shows that simulated ghost and spirit projections during ...

Carpenter & Westley

Achromatic stereoscope viewer

Item is a wooden and brass stereoscope with wooden hood cover. This object was used to view two nearly identical photographs, or stereographs, as one three dimensional image. The stereograph would be placed in the sliding card holder and adjusted ...

Assorted Cabinet Cards

Cabinet card by a variety of publishers. Mostly portraits with some landscapes, and a comedy.13 cards by S. H. Ray5 cards by Notman & Sandham5 cards by J. W. Grealy2 cards by Wm. H. Leonard2 cards by Beazell2 cards by Ray & Maxwell2 cards ...

Biunial Magic Lantern

A large biunial mahogany and brass magic lantern. Biunial or double lens projectors have two separate optical systems that allow transition effects such as dissolves between slides.

Lampascope Boule

The Lampascope Boule is a circular magic lantern projector with a hole at the base. This consumer lantern was meant to be placed on top of an oil lamp for home use. Lampascope projectors were elaborately painted with bright colours. This lantern i...

Auguste Lapierre

Helioscopic Magic Lantern

A Helioscopic Magic Lantern with its original three-wick oil light tank. This model was created by English lantern and slide manufacturer and retailer Walter Clement Tyler, who opened a shop in London in 1885. The Helioscopic is one of Tyler'...

Walter Tyler

Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle

Item consists of a Jules Carpentier Photo-Jumelle, a rigid-bodied binocular camera. One lens is for viewing and the other is for taking single exposures. This jumelle-type camera is not a stereo camera. The magazine holds 12 plates that are 4.5 x ...

Lanterna Magica

Item is a child's, oil lamp magic lantern set manufactured by German company Ernst Planck. The set contains a tin projector, two-part lens, oil lamp, and 12 lantern slides. Instructions for use are printed in German, French, and English on th...

Toy Magic Lantern

Red lacquered, barrel shaped children's toy magic lantern. Simple model that could be used with a candle. Manufactured by the German toy company 'Gebrüder Bing'. Ignaz Bing and his brother Adolph Bing founded the retail company sell...

Gebruder Bing

The pocket rotoscope stereoscope

Item is a novelty compact collapsible tinplate stereoscope given as a premium from cigarette brands. The cover of the object is built in the shape of a small book. It is detailed with green, gold and yellow floral designs. Once item is unlocked, a...

French Magic Lantern

Lantern with a black lacquered lantern body, a brass adjustable thread objective lens and an extendable chimney. This type of magic lantern would be used for presentations in large halls, and for educational uses in schools.The manufacturer is mos...

Laterne Universelle C&G Paris

Folding camera with Compur leaf shutter

Item is a folding (bellows) plate camera with a Compur leaf shutter. Compur leaf shutters were manufactured from 1912 to 1935 when the Compur-Rapid model was released. Shutter is an earlier, dial set model. Item features a collapsing front bellows...

Seneca View Camera

Item is a wooden, tailboard folding field view camera, for use with 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 inch) dry plates. Field cameras are view cameras that produce studio quality images but are designed to fold down to a more compact, portable size. The camera in...

No. 3 Maxim

Item is a leather covered wooden box camera from the days of the first "Brownie" cameras. It uses No. 2A Brownie or No. 2 1/2 Ensign spool film for 6.5x11cm exposures on rollfilm. The camera has a single achromtic lens with a time and in...

Goerz C.P., Anschütz Model I

Item consists of a Goerz C. P. Anschütz Model I strut-folding camera with a focal plane shutter and internally controlled shutter settings. It has a 5" homocentric 1:6.3 Ross London lens. The camera has a leather covering on a wood body. The ...

M.C.C. No. 0 Magic Lantern

A wooden and brass enlarger/projector by The Midland Camera Co. Ltd. The Midland Camera Company of Birmingham, UK, added "Ltd" to their official title in 1905, but closed in 1911. This projector has "Ltd" it the inscription, d...

The Midland Camera Co. Ltd.

Folding camera with Ibso shutter

Item is a folding (bellows) plate camera with an Ibso shutter . Ibso shutters were manufactured by Gauthier from 1908 until 1931 when Zeiss took over the company and offered faster models. Three blade diaphragm , spring powered, pneumatic exposure...

Cinematograph

A hand-cranked 35 mm and small glass slide projector. This cinematograph was made after 1908 by the limited company Société Anonyme des Etablissements Demaria - Lapierre, when the two Lapierre brothers were obliged to amalgamate with the photograp...

Auguste Lapierre

Popular pressman

Item is the first reflex camera produced by W. Butcher & Sons Ltd. The wood and black leather camera has interchangeable backs for 3.25 x 4.25 and 4 x.5 plates and also has a Graflex 3.25 x 4.25 inch roll film adaptor. Focusing is waist level ...

G.B.N. Magic Lantern

Simple magic lantern model mounted on a wood base. This lantern has the GBN (Gerbruder Bing Nurenberg) diamond trademark and the patent D.R.G.M. mark impressed on the back. The flap on the back of the lantern has a mirror to reflect the interior l...

Gebruder Bing

Ensign Box Camera

Item is an Ensign rollfilm box camera that takes 3.25 x 2.25 inch exposures on 120 film. The camera has two viewfinders, three unlabelled aperture settings, and two shutter speeds.

Box Ensign 2 1/4 B

Item consists of a sheet film wooden and cardboard box camera with black leatherette covering, for 3.25" x 2.25" negatives. The camera has a rear opening door for loading and a folding wire frame finder and uses an achromatic meniscus l...

Zeiss Ikon Maximar B 207/7

Item is a high quality folding plate camera with a drop bed style, double extension bellows, rise and fall, plus shift front movements. It came with a brilliant view-finder housing a built in spirit finder and a wire frame finder. The Maximar B 20...

Contessa-Nettel folding camera

Item is a Contessa-Nettel folding/bellows camera. Only the structure of the camera exists, it is missing a lens. The company Contessa-Nettel AG was a German company that existed between the years 1908 and 1919. The company was known for cameras wi...

Rio 12C

Item is a Rio 12C folding camera manufactured by Orionwerk Akt. Ges. Hannover. IBSOR DRP Meyer-Gorlitz Nr. 434172 Anastigmat Trioplan 1/6.3 F=10.5 cm lens. Company existed as Orionwerk from 1921 to 1933.

Leica 1 (A)

Item is a 35mm Leica camera. This pre-war model, produced from 1925 to 1930 was the first commercially produced Leica and the first mass produced 35mm camera of high quality. The non-interchangeable Leitz Elmar lens is f. 3.5 50mm with a focal pla...

Leica Camera

Foka, folding camera

Item consists of a Foka folding camera with a F. Deckel-Munchen leaf shutter and a Rodenstock Trinar Anastigmat 1:4.5 f=10.5cm lens. The maker of the shutter, F. Deckel, was a German company based in Munich. The Foka cameras were imported from Ger...

Baby Hawkeye

Item is a small box camera for 4 x 6.5 cm (1.57" x 2.55") exposures on 127 format roll film. Manufactured in England circa 1936, the camera is an all-metal box with a unidentified lens and a simple Kodak shutter. It has a simple wire vie...

Balda Baldax 6x6

Item is a folding camera for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 120 format roll film. Lens is a Schneider Xenar 7.5cm f2.9 with Compur Shutter.

J-B Ensign [Junior Box Ensign]

Item is a simple box camera with a leatherette covering, marked as J-B Ensign on the front. The camera uses 2 1/4B (E20) rollfilm for 6x9cm exposures. It has a meniscus lens, a two-speed shutter, and two reflecting type viewfinders.

Contax 1c

Item is a 35mm rangefinder camera. Zeiss Tessar introduced in 1932 as a top quality 35mm rangefinder system. The lens is a Carl Zeiss Jana 5cm f2.8 lens (# 1428082). Metal horizontal focal plane shutter for exposures from 1/5 to 1/1000 sec. One fi...

Voigtlander Brilliant

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 120 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder used only to frame the view ...

Zeiss Box Tengor 54/2

Item consists of a box camera, for 5 x 7.5 cm exposures on 127 film. Model has two finder lenses placed horizontally across the top front side of the camera. The camera also has an extended hexagonal front plate around the lens with stops and clos...

Rolleicord Model 1

Item is an inexpensive version of the classic Rolleiflex medium format, twin lens reflex camera with fewer features. Shot 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 film; adapters could be obtained to shoot with 35mm and sheet film. The lens is a Zeiss Triotar f 3...

Kodak Retina I type 117

Item is a 35mm folding camera, the first 35mm model to be produced by the Eastman Kodak Company. The camera was designed by Dr. August Nagel, founder of the Nagel-Werke camera manufacturing company in Stuttgart. Nagel-Werke was purchased by Kodak ...

Kodak A.G.

Kodak Retina (type 118)

Item is a 35mm camera with a black lacquer finish and nickel plated control surfaces.The camera features a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar f3.5/50 mm lens and a Kodak Compur shutter. This model type of Retina camera moved the film advance release lever ...

Ihagee Exakta B, Version 4

Item is a single lens reflex camera manufactured by the Ihagee company in Dresden for producing 8 4 x 6.5 cm exposures on 127 roll film. This model was developed alongside the Exakta model A (first appearing in 1933) and has a similar trapezoid de...

Kodak Retina I type 126

Item consists of a Kodak Retina I, model 126. This camera is a 35mm, folding camera, and was one of the first models, along with similar model 119, of the Retina I to be introduced my Kodak AG, the German branch of the Eastman Kodak Company. The 1...

Kodak A.G.

Contax II

Item is a 35mm camera with satin chrome finish on top and trim. Winding and speed setting on top right, shutter speeds to 1/1250, and rangefinder and viewfinder windows combined. Lens is a Sonnar 50mm, 1:2.

Agfa Karat 3.5

Item is a strut-folding 35mm rangefinder camera. To facilitate easy loading of 35mm film, Agfa (and Ansco) introduced a 12 exposure cartridge that required no rewinding of the exposed film. The film was just pushed by a simple claw. Our model has ...

Rolleiflex Automat model 1

Item is medium format twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format film. Lens is a Zeiss Tessar f4.5, 75 mm. with a Compur shutter, 1 - 1/300 sec.. The Automat models included a film counter that used the thickness of the film roll...

Coronet Midget camera

Item is a molded walnut Bakelite camera with cast metal hardware and dual lenses. The front metal plate is cast with "CORONET, MIDGET, 16 mm FILM, MADE BY THE CORONET CAMERA CO. BIRMINGHAM, BRITISH PATENTS APPLIED FOR, DESIGN REGISTERED."...

Brilliant V6

Item consists of a plastic body box camera with a viewfinder. The camera includes a Voigtar 7.7/7.5cm lens and a compartment for the filter and extinction meter.

Bentzin Primar folding camera

Item is an compact double extension folding plate or sheet film camera for 9 x 12 cm (3.5" x 4.75"). Lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 1 :4,5 f : 13.5cm with a Compur shutter (1 to 1/200th). The camera has both a brilliant viewfinder and ...

Foth-Flex II

Item is a medium format, twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format film. Lens is an Anistigmant 75mm, F2.5 with a cloth focal plane shutter (speeds from 2 second to 1/500th). This model of camera was available in both left and r...

Ikoflex II camera

Item is a medium format twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format roll film, produced by Zeiss Ikon. Model number 252/16 stamped underneath. Lens is a Triotar 75mm, f3.5 with a compur 1 to 1/300 shutter.

Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex III, demonstration model

Item is the last pre-war Ikoflex model, released in June of 1939 and made in Stuttgart, Germany. For 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 format roll film. The focusing screen has a condenser, magnifier for focusing and an “albada” finder (sports finder) in ...

Kodak Retina I Type 148

Item is a 35mm camera with satin chrome finish and chrome plated control surfaces. This model has polished aluminum edges, which were changed to black lacquer in later production. The camera has smaller exposure counter that is located closer to v...

Zeiss Ikon Tenax I

Item is a simple camera for 50 exposures ( 24x24mm ) on regular 35mm film . It was built 1939 t0 1941, the low serial No indicates a small production of this camera , possibly because of the war. The foldable lever transported the film and cocked ...

Coronet "3-D"

Item is an inexpensive plastic "3-D" stereo camera made by the Coronet Camera Company. The camera has a binocular viewfinder for 4 stereo pairs or 8 single exposures and uses 127 film for 4.5 x 5 cm exposures, featuring a single speed sh...

Filius-Kamera

Item is a black plastic camera, for 3 x 4 cm exposures on Bantam or Juka film and was a novelty camera marketed towards young amateur photographers. The actual image size is 32 x 40 mm. The camera includes a Meniscus f11/50mm lens.

Kodak Retina I (Type 010)

Item is a Kodak Retina 35mm camera with the serial number EK186290. The EK prefix symbolizes that this camera was a USA import. It features a Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenar f3.5/50 mm lens and a Compur-Rapid shutter. This camera is quite similar...

Gavaert Gevabox 6x9

Item is a Gevaert Gevabox 6x9 box camera that took 6x9 images on 120 film. It was manufactured by L. Gevaert & Cie, a Belgian company that merged with Agfa AG and Bayer AG in 1964. It has a rectangular metal body with chrome edges, a single-sp...

Agfa Karat 3.5

Item is a 35mm camera, using a proprietary 12 exposure film cassette with no moving parts. The sprockets of the camera simply pull the film out and push it into an empty cartridge on the other side. This system with some modifications eventually l...

Minox B

Item is a sub-miniature camera with a built in meter for 8 x 11 mm exposures on 9.5 mm film in special cassettes. The camera has a Complan f3.5/15 mm lens. Made in Wetzlar Germany.

Agfa Karat 36

Item consists of an early model of the Agfa Karat 36 35mm camera, also known as the Karomat 36. It has a Compur-Rapid 1-500 shutter, a Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1:2/50mm lens, and an optical viewfinder with superimposed rangefinder. It was the fir...

Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

Minox III & matching light meter

Item is one of the smallest cameras the Minox company produced. The original model, designed by Walter Zapp for use while hiking, was made in 1937 in Riga Latvia. Minox subminiatures were used as spy cameras by Nazi spies in World War II, as well ...

Tessina 35

Item is a subminiature camera for 14 x 21 mm exposures on 35 mm film in special cartridges. The camera is a side-by-side twin-lens reflex camera with one lens reflecting upward to the ground glass for viewing and the other lens, a Tessinon f2.8/25...

Kodak Duaflex II

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 620 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder; it is a simple box camera d...

Zeiss Ikon Contessa-35

Item is a folding 35mm rangefinder camera with built-in dual range and uncoupled exposure meter. Manufactured in the Zeiss Ikon AG factory in Stuttgart, Germany from 1953-1955, this model has a Synchro Compur lens. The model name, "Contessa&q...

Leica iif

Item is a small, hand-held metal camera with black vulcanite cover on body. Summitar lens (f=5cm), strap and lens cap included.

Agfa synchro box 600

Item is a metal box camera for 8, 6 x 9 cm (2.36" x 3.54") exposures on 120 film. The simple design includes a single-element Meniscus lens, fixed speed rotary shutter and brilliant viewfinder.

Baldinette

Item is a 35 mm camera, similar in design to the Kodak Retinette model. Lens is a Baldanar 50 mm f3.5 with a Pronto shutter. The camera has an uncoupled rangefinder called Mess-Baldinette, with a coupled rangefinder called Super-Baldinette. It als...

Balda-Werk

Kodak Retina Ia

Item consists of a Kodak Retina Ia. It is a folding camera that uses 35mm film and was manufactured by Kodak AG in Germany from 1951-1954. It is a revision of the Kodak Retina I, featuring a rapid winding lever and a film glide roller on the back ...

Kodak A.G.

Agfa Isolette I

Item is a folding camera for 6 x 6 cm roll film exposures. Shutter release is on the body, but there was no double exposure prevention. Equipped with a Agnar F4.5/85mm lens with Vario shutter.

Kodak Retina Ia

Item is a manual focus, folding 35mm camera with Synchro-Compur lens. Made in Germany. An instruction book is included. Made in Germany at Kodak AG.

Kodak Retina IIa type 016

Item consists of a Kodak Retina IIa, type 016. It is a later model, with a Kodak Synchro-Compur shutter and a Retina-Xenon f:2/50mm Schneider-Kreuznach lens. It also features a range finder. As opposed to the film advanced knob on top of the camer...

Kodak A.G.

Paxina I

Item is a basic medium format camera for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 120 film. Produced by Braun, this was an inexpensive Bakelite camera with a f7.7 75mm lens which allowed for focusing from 1 meter to infinity. The shutter al...

Kodak Brownie 127

Item is an eye-level box camera with Bakelite body and rounded edges. Lens is a Meniscus f 14, 65mm and the shutter is single speed, 1/50th.

Brownie Six-20 Camera Model D

Item is a metal box camera, for 2.25" x 3.25" exposures on 620 film. It was a continuation of the Six-20 Brownie cameras but was renamed Brownie Six-20. The Model D camera features flash contacts.

Agfa Silette Type 1

Item is a simple 35mm camera with Agfa Apotar 1:3.5 45mm lens, Pronto SVS shutter with sync contact, it includes a leather case, And an electric light meter "primat" - also in it's own leather case.

Zeiss Ikon Contessa

Item is a 35mm rangefinder camera. The Contessa comes with a four element (coated) Tessar 45mm f2.8 lens (S# 923318) and a 9 speed Synchro Compur + B shutter. A leather case is included.

Kern-Paillard Bolex B8VS

Item is a Kern-Paillard Bolex B8VS motion-picture camera. Uses 8mm film. When a roll runs through the camera, only half the width of film is exposed. The spool is then reversed and run through again, exposing the other half. When processed, film i...

Kodak Retina Ib

Item consists of a Kodak Retina Ib. It is a 35mm film folding viewfinder camera that used daylight loading cartridges. Like most other cameras in the Kodak Retina series, the Ib was made in Germany by Kodak AG. It was introduced at the 1954 Photok...

Kodak A.G.

Linhof master Technika 1

Item is a bellows camera for 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 exposures on sheet or roll film. The lens is mounted on a non Linhof plate and is a substitute - a Schneider Xenar f4.5 105 mm. lens, with a Compur shutter 1-1/250 . Bellows show repair attempt. Cleaned a...

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta (A) 531

Item is a high quality black leather-covered folding roll film camera, with a rangefinder of the rotating wedge type, gear coupled to front cell focusing lens. This camera has a chrome top. It has the normal lens - a Tessar 75 mm 1:3.5. and a Sync...

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