Photographe à verres combinés
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Photographe à verres combinés

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Lens

Charles Chevalier

French, 1804–1859

Photographe à verres combinés

1844
Metal and glass
Overall: 7 1/2 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (19 × 7 × 7 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1972.0330.0003
DescriptionFull plate lens for portraits and landscapes.
Inscriptions Engraved in metal, lens barrel, widest ring, C: PHOTOGRAPHE \ à Verres Combinés \ Inventé par \ Charles Chevalier, \ Ingénieur, Opticien, Breveté, \ Palais Royal 163, Paris.
Engraved in metal, lens barrel, widest ring, C: 2
Engraved in metal, lens barrel, center ring, C: PORTRAITS
Engraved in metal, lens barrel, center ring, C: [in oval line border] CHARLES CHEVALIER \ DEUX \ MEDAILLES D'OR \ EN 1834
Engraved in metal and inked in white, front of lens, on f/stop ring, TC: PORTRIATS \ ET
Engraved in metal and inked in white, front of lens, on f/stop ring, BC: PAYSAGES
Inscribed in pencil, front of lens, on f/stop ring, BL: f/11
Printed in black ink, scalloped-oval label applied on inside of f\stop ring, TC: COLLECTION \ G.CROMER \ 14 [number inscribed in black ink, Cromer's hand, centered on label]

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