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½-Plate Field Camera.
Chadwick with single Rapid Rectalinear lens
Chadwick with stereo landscape lenses
For single or stereo use. A fine example of classic English craftsmanship from about 1890. This is a ½-plate field camera that accepts either a single or stereo lens board. The illustrations show this camera with a single RR lens and with a matched pair of stereo Chadwick landscape lenses. The complete outfit includes plate holders, a Chadwick stereo flap shutter and a Thornton-Pickard stereo roller blind shutter. This particular camera outfit was found in a battered case retrieved from a dumpster at a construction site in Manchester, England. These cameras are not often found in this country.
Text and photos courtesy of Milan Zahorcak.