Giroux daguerreotype camera

Giroux daguerreotype camera

Camera

Alphonse Giroux

Maker
French, ca. 1775–1848

Giroux daguerreotype camera

1839
Wood, metal, wax, velvet, and glass
Overall: 12 5/8 × 14 15/16 × 22 13/16 in. (32 × 38 × 58 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1978.1631.0001
DescriptionFull plate daguerreotype camera with lens.
Inscriptions Engraved in metal, plate affixed to right side, C: Aucun Appareil n'est garanti s'il ne porte la Signture... \ Mr. DAGUERRE et le Cachet de Mr. GIROUX. \ LE \ DAGUERREOTYPE \ ÉXÉCUTÉ \ sous la Direction \ de son Auteur. \ G \ à Paris. \ chez \ Alph. Giroux et Cie., Rue du Coq St. Honoré, No. 7.
Inscribed in ink, on plate affixed to right side, BR: Daguerre [signature]
Stamped in red wax, on plate affixed to right side, BL: GIROUX
Engraved in metal, lens front, TC: LE DAGUERRÉOTYPE
Engraved in metal, lens front, BC: Giroux et Compe. \ A PARIS
Stamped in wood, right side, outer box, TR: G.CROMER
Stamped in wood, right side, inner box, TR: G.CROMER
Stamped in wood, right side, tailboard top, TR: G.CROMER
Inscribed in black ink (Cromer's hand), tailboard underside, L: 18
Inscribed in black ink (Cromer's hand), inside lens barrel, L: 18
Inscribed in pencil (Cromer's hand) on wood edge of mirror frame, TC: [illegible, chassis?] et glace sont [illegible, seulement?] ainsi que ferrure \ [illegible] refaite puis coupé de nouveau [illegible] de [illegible]

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