Bertsch Solar Enlarger

Bertsch Solar Enlarger

Darkroom

Adolphe Bertsch

French, 1860s

Bertsch Solar Enlarger

1860
Wood, metal, and glass
Overall: 8 11/16 × 28 3/4 × 9 1/4 in. (22 × 73 × 23.5 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1978.1375.0012
DescriptionSerial #361 solar microscope and enlarger in wooden box, with key.
Inscriptions Stamped in metal, on lens board, TR: BERTSCH \ BREVETÉ S.G.D.G. \ PARIS \ 361
Printed in black ink, label applied inside box lid, TL: OPTIC[illegible] \ LEBRETON \ OPTIC. BREVé. \ [illegible adress] PARIS
Stamped in black, over label and below it, inside box lid, TL: LEBRETON \ OPTICIEN \ 25, R. de Douai, PARIS
Inscribed in pencil, on label applied to box top, RC: Solar Microscope \ & Enlarger.

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