Chambre Automatique de Bertsch

Chambre Automatique de Bertsch

Camera

Adolphe Bertsch

Maker
French, 1860s

Chambre Automatique de Bertsch

ca. 1860
Wood, glass, cloth, and metal
Overall (camera): 3 11/16 × 3 11/16 × 6 11/16 in. (9.3 × 9.3 × 17 cm)
Storage (outer box): 12 5/8 × 16 1/4 × 6 7/16 in. (32 × 41.3 × 16.4 cm)
Storage (inner box): 54.9 × 785.1 × 32 cm (21 5/8 × 309 1/8 × 12 5/8 in.)
Overall (2 labelled bottles): 4 1/2 × 1 11/16 × 1 11/16 in. (11.5 × 4.3 × 4.3 cm)
Overall (bottle): 5 1/8 × 1 15/16 × 1 7/8 in. (13 × 5 × 4.8 cm)
Overall (iron sulfate container): 4 7/16 × 2 13/16 × 1 9/16 in. (11.3 × 7.2 × 4 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1974.0028.3315
DescriptionWet plate camera stored in inner box with glass chemical containers and equipment. Outer box becomes a darkroom with its light safe sleeve and red glass top.
Inscriptions Printed in black ink, scalloped-oval label applied to inner box, right side, TL: COLLECTION \ G.CROMER \ 57 [number inscribed in black ink, Cromer's hand, centered on label]
[no inscriptions on outer box]
Engraved in metal, on plate affixed to camera front, TC: CHAMBRE AUTOMATIQUE \ DE BERTSCH \ Bté. S.G.D.G. \ No. 329
Printed in black ink, label applied to bottle, C: Collodion
Printed in black ink, label applied to bottle, C: BAIN \ Négatif

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