The "Mascot" Falling Plate Camera
|Name:||The Mascot D-3 Falling Plate Camera|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Construction:||Conventional form of falling plate camera with leather covered wooden body and rear opening to provide access to the sheaths holding the plates.|
|Model / Variant:||D-3 (12 plates)|
|Plate / Film Size:||¼ plates|
|Lens:||Rapid Rectilinear f11|
|Shutter:||Simple T & I shutter|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1910?|
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Conventional pattern falling plate camera for ¼ plates in sheaths that are loaded into the rear of the camera.
Name is carried on strap, which does appear to be original. Round Houghton's Ensign badge on centre front of camera.
This is a rack focusing model. Very minimal wear to the leather body. Strap in good condition. Metalwork showing some signs of 'brassing', but generally good.
It has a two part rear door for removal / installing plate holders. 12 numbered plate holders came with the camera.
It is thought that this may be a late model as it has rack focussing, while early adverts show models without this feature.