»Wet-Plate Field Camera with Historical Lens by Gasc &
Charconnet«, c. 1865
Wet-plate camera, plate size 7 x 7 in., camera with original collodion stains, solid tropical wood body with brass fittings, double extension, focusing screen back. With brass portrait lens by Gasc & Charconnet, Paris, no. 18166,
approx. 40 cm focal length, rack-and-pinion focusing, for Waterhouse stop. Length of the lens with lens hood 7 in.
(18 cm), Ø 4 1/3 in. (Ø 11 cm) –
Very small-scale lens manufacturer.
Reserve: 800/US$ 1,080