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Brown, J.E. | Combination Camera | English | Half Plate

ENGLISH FIELD CAMERA. 1885. J.E. Brown, 26 Bowling Green Lane, Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC, patented his Combination Camera in 1885. The patent, No. 2496/1885, referred to the hinged rising front panel. The label on my camera, in production only from 1885 till 1892, indicates some collaberation with J.F. Shew, probably in retailing rather than manufacturing. The exquisitely complicated lens and shutter is a Prosch Triplex.

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