London, South Kensington
15 May 2006
Anschütz camera no. 23
C. P. Goerz, Berlin; 9 x 12cm., wood-body, brass-fittings, top-mounted frame finder, focal-plane shutter and a C. P. Goerz, Berlin lacquered-brass Extra-Rapid Lynkeioskop Series I lens no. 8528 with rack and pinion focusing and iris diaphragm
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Brian Coe (1978), Cameras, p. 43.Eaton Lothrop (1973), A Century of Cameras, p. 49.
Condition: 4Cosmetic: Normal use and wear.
The Goerz Anschütz camera was introduced in 1890 with a body in the form of a four-side truncated pyramid. The second model with a square-form body was introduced in 1892 (Lothrop says 1890). Coe described the Anschütz as having a considerable influence on the design of the hand camera offering speeds of up to .1/1000th second through an innovative fabric focal plane shutter. The design of the shutter was one of the outcomes of Ottomar Anschütz's innovative work in producing photographs arresting movement.
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