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H5608 Camera, folding, metal / glass / wood, J. F. Shew & Co, London, England, c. 1902. Click to enlarge.

Folding camera by J. F. Shew & Co

Made
Camera folding, with patented focus action, J F Shew & Co., England, retailed in Australia, [C. 1902]. (OF). 1/4 plate folding camera with cedar frame and folding front for bellows, with speed, aperture and focus regulator. Lens- Thew, London 3219A. Detachable view finder, overall size 5 1/2 x 4 3/8" x 2 (SB).

Summary

Object No.

H5608

Object Statement

Camera, folding, metal / glass / wood, J. F. Shew & Co, London, England, c. 1902

Physical Description

Camera folding, with patented focus action, J F Shew & Co., England, retailed in Australia, [C. 1902]. (OF). 1/4 plate folding camera with cedar frame and folding front for bellows, with speed, aperture and focus regulator. Lens- Thew, London 3219A. Detachable view finder, overall size 5 1/2 x 4 3/8" x 2 (SB).

Dimensions

Height

149 mm

Width

166 mm

Depth

80 mm

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Messers Lowry and Hennessy, Pty Ltd, 1956

Acquisition Date

13 September 1956

Cite this Object

Harvard

Folding camera by J. F. Shew & Co 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 April 2021, <https://ma.as/243806>

Wikipedia

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