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Pearson and Denham | The Loidis | English | Half Plate

ENGLISH FIELD CAMERA. c1890. Pearson and Denham were established in Leeds, Yorkshire, from 1889, and were still in business up to the 1960s, though they seem to have stopped camera manufacture around 1909, so this 'Loidis' camera will not be later than that. Loidis was the Romano-Celtic name for Leeds, so this little camera is appropriately named. The front standard is held in place by stud and keyhole fittings. Double extension is available by a pull-out slide at the front. The camera has rear rack and pinion focusing movement, square cornered black bellows and a conventional tripod turntable. I would date it at 1890.

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