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Le Meritoire c1884                                                                                                                       Price: $ on request
J. Lancaster & Son, Birmingham, England.

Half plate size. Brass lens with rack and pinion focusing. Lancaster introduced Le Meritoire in 1882 . The body of the camera attaches to a separate baseboard, either horizontaly or vertically and the lens pane is secured with hand screws projecting from the underside. The diagonal strut holds the back rigid. 










 
Le Meritoire c1888                        Sold
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By 1886 the design have been modified with a more conventional pull-out and clamp lens panel with rack adjustment. 
This example is a 1/4 plate model.

 
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