London, South Kensington
14 January 1999
Sliding box camera
Bland & Co., London; 8 x 8 inches, polished mahogany body, removable focusing screen, label BLAND & CO., OPTICIANS TO THE QUEEN, 153 FLEET STREET, LONDON, with a brass bound lens no. 446 signed L. F. COLAS, ELEVE DE LEREBOURS, PARIS with rack and pinion focusing, one single darkslide with quarter-plate reducing insert
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Condition: 3Cosmetic: Light signs of wear.
Bland and Long are recorded as daguerreotype apparaus makers from 1854. The Bland & Co. name was used from c.1859-1864.
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