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Hockin & Co, J. B. | Desideratum Lens | Other | Half Plate

LENS ONLY. 1875. It's a sign of desperation maybe, when a collector of cameras has to be satisfied to collect only a lens from a given maker, but this lens is all I have seen from the firm of J.B. Hockin & Co., and it will have to do until the day I do see a Hockin camera. If ever. It is a standard Rapid Rectilinear lens, cut for Waterhouse stops and engraved 'Hockin's Desideratum'. The firm was in existence from circa 1862 to 1897.

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