Chambre Automatique

Chambre Automatique

Camera

camera by Adolphe Bertsch

Maker
French, 1860s

Chambre Automatique

ca. 1860
Metal, glass, and wood
Overall: 4 7/8 × 4 7/8 × 12 1/8 in. (12.4 × 12.4 × 30.8 cm)
Overall (with viewfinder): 6 11/16 × 4 7/8 × 12 1/8 in. (17 × 12.4 × 30.8 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1974.0037.2798
DescriptionSerial #254 telephoto wet plate camera with Millet lens #19.
Inscriptions Engraved in metal, brass plaque affixed to lens board, TC: CHAMBRE AUTOMATIQUE \ DE BERTSCH \ Bte. S.G.D.G. \ No. 254
Stamped in metal, lens board, BC: 7
Stamped in metal, inside lens cover, C: MILLET \ 19
Inscribed in pencil, inside lens cover, TC: 253

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