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Tylar, W | The Barnardo | English | Quarter Plate

THE BARNARDO. 1899. William Tylar was established in High Street, Aston, Birmingham from about 1887. This example of his work is a well-made, brass and mahogany, double extension, quarter-plate camera of good quality. It uses a double-pinion system to focus by moving the lens panel outwards for double extension, or inwards towards the ground glass to enable the use of short focus lenses, on separate front and back pinions. For extra extension, the front can be "craned" forwards. In 1899, it could be bought, with three double dark slides and two lenses of different focal lengths, in a case, for £3.3s.

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