Petzval portrait lens

Petzval portrait lens

Lens

Voigtländer & Sohn AG

German, 1756–1956

Petzval portrait lens

1841
Brass and glass
Overall: 4 3/16 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (10.6 × 7 × 7 cm)
Gift of Eastman Kodak Company, ex-collection Gabriel Cromer
1998.1974.0001
DescriptionSerial #600 lens for use with 1/4 plate.
Inscriptions Engraved in metal, on focusing ring: No 600 \ Voigtlȁnder & Sohn. \ in Wien.
Printed in black ink, scalloped-oval label applied inside lens, across from focusing knob: COLLECTION \ G.CROMER \ 13 [number inscribed in ink, Cromer's hand]

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