Nouvel Appareil Gaudin

Nouvel Appareil Gaudin

Camera

camera by Alexis Gaudin & Frere

Maker
French, 1850–1860s

Nouvel Appareil Gaudin

1841
Wood, metal, cloth, and glass
Overall: 9 1/4 × 10 1/4 × 8 11/16 in. (23.5 × 26 × 22 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1974.0028.3543
DescriptionDaguerreotype camera for use with quarter plate format. The camera is also the container for a lens, two plate holders, four chemistry bottles, a fuming box, a glass lined bromine box and a vise.
Inscriptions Engraved in metal, on lens, BC: LEREBOURS A PARIS.
Stamped in wood, box front, TR: G.CROMER
Stamped in wood, top lid, RT: G.CROMER
Printed in black ink, scalloped-oval label applied to bromine box bottom and inside lid, BR and C: COLLECTION \ G.CROMER \ 22 [number inscribed in black ink, Cromer's hand, centered on label]
Inscribed in ink, inside bromine box lid, BL: 22
Inscribed in ink on wood frame and doors of both holders, C: 1 [on holder on camera) \ 2 [on spare holder]
Stamped in wood, frame edge of spare holder, BR: G.CROMER
Printed in black ink, scalloped-oval label applied to holder 1 TR: COLLECTION \ G.CROMER \ 22 [number inscribed in black ink, Cromer's hand, centered on label]
Printed in black ink, scalloped-oval label applied to wooden vise, TC: COLLECTION \ G.CROMER \ 22 [number inscribed in black ink, Cromer's hand, centered on label]
Stamped in wood, on vise, C: G.CROMER
[no inscriptions on fuming box]

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