Rayment's Improved Patent Camera
Perken Son & Rayment
|Name:||Rayment's Improved Patent|
|Manufacturer:||Perken Son & Rayment|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Construction:||Well made field camera where the lens board fixes to the baseboard using a pair of sprung latches. Mahogany with brass fittings, dovetail joints and square section tapered bellows.|
|Plate / Film Size:||½ plate|
|Lens:||Rapid Rectilinear 7 x 5 "Optimus" f8|
|Movements:||Tilting back with limited swing, rising front|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1895|
|Serial Number:||Serial 6130 stamped into wood on bottom edge of rear panel|
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Rayment's Improved Patent camera is a very attractive and extremely well made ½ plate field camera, with square section bellows and original Perken, Son & Rayment "Optimus" marked lens. This camera is identical to that shown in Channing & Dunn , except that theirs is a ¼ plate version.
The original lens and the tripod key are stored in a separate box (but don't know if this is original). Two DDS came with the camera, which are numbered 1 - 4. It came in a contemporary but unmarked canvas case that was in such poor condition that it was discarded as it was likely to cause more damage rather than adding any protection.