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Watson, W and Sons | Nameless | Tailboard | Half Plate

TAILBOARD FIELD CAMERA. 1885-1890. A really beautiful, top notch mahogany tailboard camera with original Watson f6.3 brass lens. There are some faults with damaged woodwork, but I am well pleased to leave them alone and display the camera as it is. I have only ever seen one other like it. The quality of the woodwork passes belief, especially taking into account that it was all crafted by hand tools; Watson would allow no machinery except a circular saw into his workshop until 1898, and this was made well before that.

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