Enhancing the Illusion

The Process and Origins
of Photography

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P733.00001


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Plumbe daguerreotype camera

OBJECT TYPE: Camera
MANUFACTURER: Plumbe, John, Jr.
NATIONALITY: American
PLACE MANUFACTURED: US, MA, Boston
INTRODUCTION DATE: ca 1845
FILM TYPE: dag plate
IMAGE SIZE: 1/6 plate
FUNCTIONAL TYPE: daguerreotype
STANDARD LENSES/SHUTTERS: achromatic landscape
INTEGRATED SHUTTER: Yes

NOTES:
  Fixed bed sliding box camera. Image viewed on angled mirror behind the
  ground glass (ie. Giroux dag camera). Focusing is accomplished by
  loosening the brass set screw and moving the inner box. Plumbe
  "franchised" daguerreotype studios and sold equipment in the early
  1840s. The GEH camera one of three known examples.

OBJECT IDENTIFIER: P733.00001

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Plumbe daguerreotype camera

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