Item 2005.006.03.07 - Perken, Son & Rayment field camera

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Perken, Son & Rayment field camera

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  • 1887-1900 (Manufacturing)
    Perken, Son & Rayment
    London (UK)
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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera.

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Custodial history

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.

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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.

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