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Manufacturer: Tisdell & Whittelsey

Title: Tisdell & Whittelsey Detective Camera
Date: ca. 1888
Credit Line: Gift of the Western Photographic Collectors Assn.
Accession Number: 1981.0018.0001
Description: A rare black leather wooden camera with all the camera settings, plate rack, bellows, and viewfinder accessable thru the top door. Camera also uses internal bellows for focusing. Camera manufacturer name stamped on a chrome plate on the bellows housing. Designed to not look like a camera.
Film:
Plate; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.
Shutter:
Spring-Set; 5 settings
Lens:
Achromaic Meniscus
Place Made:USA, New York, New York