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92/1417 Camera and accessories in case, Linhof Satzplasmat, Germany, c. 1925-1932.. Click to enlarge.

Hedda Morrison’s Linhof Satzplasmat camera

Made in Germany, Europe, c. 1928.

Hedda Morrison bought this Linhof Satzplasmat camera while she was a student at the Bavarian State Institute for Photography in Munich (1929-31). Alastair Morrison notes it ‘survived falling down a crevasse at Mont Blanc and was much used by Hedda in China for architectural studies’.

Morrison’s favourite camera was the twin lens Rolleiflex, which was more compact and convenient to use than the Linhof.

Summary

Object No.

92/1417

Object Statement

Camera and accessories in case, Linhof Satzplasmat, Germany, c. 1925-1932.

Physical Description

Camera and accessories in case, Linhof Satzplasmat, Germany, c. 1925-1932.

The camera is cointained in a brown rectangular leather camera case which opens at the top and has a metal clasp at the front, and four metal studs at the base with an exterior leather bucklet strap. The camera is a Linhof Satzplasmat camera with plasmaflinse 1:8 F=22 lens, Serial No. 463743, two large black metal film cartridges, two medium sized silver metal film cartridges, two Kodak cut film sheaths 9x12cm (6 parts), one Agfa cut film sheath 8.3x10.8 cm (3 parts), one small leather covered lens case, interior stamped Hugo Meyer, containing one Weitwinkel Aristostigmatl 1:9 F=8cm, Hugo Meter & Co. Gorlitz Nr. 497867, and one unmarked lens.

Production

Notes

The camera was produced in the early 20th century (c. 1925-1932) in Germany.

Made

c. 1928

History

Notes

Hedda had this camera when she was a student at the Bavarian State Institute for Photography in Munich, and Alastair Morrison notes it 'survived falling down a crevasse at Mont Blanc and was much used by Hedda in China for architectural studies'.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr Alastair Morrison, 1992

Acquisition Date

17 August 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

Hedda Morrison's Linhof Satzplasmat camera 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 January 2019, <https://ma.as/121767>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/121767 |title=Hedda Morrison's Linhof Satzplasmat camera |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=21 January 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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