Folding camera & stand

Production date
Circa 1895
"A folding camera is a camera that can be folded to a compact and rugged package when not in use. The camera objective is sometimes attached to a pantograph-like mechanism, in which the lid usually is a component. The objective extends to give correct focus when unfolded. A cloth or leather bellows keeps the light out. When folded, the camera has an excellent physical size to film size ratio. This feature was very appealing when the only film formats available were large or medium format films."

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Object detail

Production date
Circa 1895
Camera, body: inside mahogan and chromium. Outside covered in
black leather. Glass lense
55 x 120 x 145mm
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Credit line
Waikato Historical Society Collection
Courtesy of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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