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J. Charles Chapuis
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Avid collector of photographic equipment from the Victorian era.

Hope to be able to open a small museum in a few years to display these gems.

Interested in old photographic processes.

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At 9:20 on January 14, 2015, Gordon Rankin said…

HI Charles the plate size is 41/4" x 61/4"or 10.8 x 15.8 cm half plateish. Yes the back does rotate.

Regards  Gordon

At 14:41 on January 12, 2015, Gordon Rankin said…

Hi Charles I still own the Circumbra, the depth when folded is 9cm or 31/2", the depth of a standard field camera is 71/2cm or 3" so there is no gain for this design? As you said it takes the usual D/D slides.


At 19:08 on January 11, 2015, Gordon Rankin said…

J. Charles Chapuis.  Thank you for the comment on the Circumbra I am also surprised that no one else commented as to my knowledge this is the only Photograph of a Circumbra, there are line drawings but no Photos and only the info that I posted. I like the shutters you have used as your avitar some of your collection??

Regards  Gordon


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