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PACSA Ltd. | Nameless | Tailboard | Half Plate

TAILBOARD FIELD CAMERA. 1877-1881. The Photographic Artists' Cooperative Supply Association, usually known as PACSA, was in business from 1877 to 1881 to manufacture and purchase photographic equipment at wholesale prices, and pass on the benefits to its members or shareholders. Although they largely bought in and retailed other makers' cameras, it is known they did have their own workshops where they manufactured a small number of cameras under the label 'The Photographic Artists Stores'. This example is one of them and can therefore be regarded as a rare object.

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