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Perken, Son & Rayment field camera
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- Perken, Son & Rayment
- London (UK)
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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera.
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Camera was part of a private collection and was donated to the Ryerson University Library Special Collections in 2021 by John Tysall.
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Item is a wood and brass folding field camera, for 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" or quarter-plate exposures on glass plates. Camera bellows are extended and clipped in place with a keyhole slug and focused using a track. The removable lens board has a mounted f6 brass Perken, Son & Rayment lens with no shutter.
Camera condition is good.
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Collected by John Tysall and donated to Ryerson University Library Special Collections in 2022.
Added to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2022.
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Includes two wooden plate holders.
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Source: Science Museum Group. (n.d.). Perkin : Son & Rayment Perken. Science Museum Group. https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/people/cp115356/perken-son-rayment