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Chapman, J. T. | The British | English | Quarter Plate

ENGLISH FIELD CAMERA. 1886. Chapman started in Manchester as a photographic chemist who retailed cameras by other makers, notably Bilcliff, and it is entirely possible that this is one made by Bilcliff, with a Chapman label, although Chapman did eventually have his own factory. The camera has an original Wray lens with a full set of Waterhouse stops in a leather case, and a front lens 'Kershaw's Patent' shutter, three double dark slides, a focusing cloth and a case, all original.

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