London, South Kensington
9 May 1991
J. FALLOWFIELD, London
A quarter-plate Facile hand camera with polished mahogany body, brass bound lens with integral see-saw shutter and two internal plate boxes, camera with make's plate Fallowfield's Facile, Miall's Patent 4181.
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The Facile patent no. 4131 (and not 4181 as noted on the camera) was granted to F. Miall on 9 March 1889. It related to the changing box and shutter mechanisms.
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