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Butcher & Sons, William. | National Field Camera | English | Half Plate

NATIONAL FIELD CAMERA. 1900-05. A double-extension mahoganay field camera from the machine age in British camera-making, of good quality materials, and effective design and build. Many of Butcher's cameras were imported from German manufacturers, such as Huttig and Ica, up to 1914, when supplies from Germany ceased owing to World War One, but with its title 'National', and fitted with British made equipment in the shape of a Thornton-Pickard roller blind shutter and an Aldis f/7.7 Anastigmat lens, this camera is more likely to have been made at Butchers' Blackheath factory in London, England.

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