J F Shew and Company
|Manufacturer:||J F Shew & Co|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Construction:||Strut camera of mahogany construction with brass fittings.|
|Plate / Film Size:||¼ plate|
|Lens:||Darlot Rapid Rectilinear|
|Shutter:||Shews Eclipse Central Shutter (inter-lens shutter)|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1900|
|Serial Number:||No sign of any obvious serial number on the camera. The lens carries the inscription 'Shew 8100' on the upper side and 'Paris' on the lower side.|
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The Eclipse is a mahogany strut camera with deep red bellows and a simple shutter. The ivory name plate insert is missing from the top. It has one double slide with it, numbered 11, but carrying no obvious makers mark.
The camera came packed in a wooden box, but it is unclear whether this is original to the camera. It is an extremely tight fit (risking damage to the camera).