Adams Yale Detective No 2
Adams & Co
|Name:||Yale Detective No 2|
|Manufacturer:||Adams & Co|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Plate / Film Size:||¼ plate|
|Lens:||Taylor & Hobson f6.5|
|Shutter:||Adams Patent Shutter 1/2 - 1/100|
|Dimensions (h x l x w):|
|Date of this Example:||c1895|
|Serial Number:||Serial number 189 stamped into brass backing plate on shutter assembly|
The Yale is a detective camera by name rather than strictly by type, that is, it is typical of a broad group of box plate cameras of this period that were marketed as "detective" cameras, but without any intent that they should be in some way disguised.
Lens cover that should slide down over the lens opening in the hinged front is jammed open (swollen by rust I think) on this example. There is also slight distortion to the metal body near change bag door, probably caused by the bag being badly stored within.
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