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Hurman & Co., F.K. | Field Camera | Other | Whole Plate

FIELD CAMERA | 1890. F K Hurman and Co. (Ltd. after 1897) were established at 2, St Nicholas Buildings, Newcastle-on-Tyne from 1890, and made cameras from that date up to 1901, when they took over the Birmingham firm of Marlow Brothers and seem to have stopped making cameras in their own name in Newcastle, whilst the Marlow Brothers label continued to be made in Birmingham under Hurmans' management. They continued to be listed in directories up to 1909, at the Newcastle address, but also at 28-30, Constitution Hill, Birmingham (the Marlow Brothers address) from 1902, and also with an address at 89, Grafton Street, Dublin from 1904. This dovetailed camera in best quality dark mahogany, with square cornered bellows and labelled only "F K Hurman & Co., Newcastle-on-Tyne", is believed to be one of their rare early ones. "Not many cameras from this maker are known." says www.earlyphotography.co.uk.

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