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Tisdell & Whittlesey Detective Camera

Tisdell & Whittlesey Detective Camera

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Tisdell & Whittlesey Detective Camera

Take on the role of late 19th century sleuth with this 100% original condition Tisdell & Whittlesey Detective Camera! Tisdell and Whittlesey was an American camera manufacturer located on Fulton St. in New York city. This camera was first introduced in February of 1887 and manufactured until 1894. Inconspicuously housed in a wooden box, the camera has never been restored and as such all parts are completely original. It even includes the 5 film holders, waterhouse stops (aperture rings) and original aperture holder.

Utilizing the latest in film technology at the time, gelatin plates; it allowed instantaneous exposures whereas previously it could take upwards of 35 seconds to capture a shot! The new plates spurred the development of handheld cameras as they made a tripod unnecessary, opening up a myriad of uses amongst them, detective work! A beautiful addition to any collection, in fact a model of this very camera is on display at the oldest photography museum in the world the George Eastman House! Take it home today by clicking make an offer above!

 

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