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ROUCH MAHOGANY AND BRASS CAMERA

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I bought a Rouch mahogany and brass camera at Photographica 2016 last weekend. It’s an English camera from the 1880s and is an unusual one. Rouch was formed in 1854, originally being Burfield & Rouch. The address was 180 The Strand, London. The company manufactured fine quality cameras and equipment and was awarded several Prize […]

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Daguerreotype cameras and Daguerreotypes

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Today I bought a Daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet of a man and a young girl. It was for sale in a local shop selling secondhand items and some antiques. The daguerreotype case bears the name of Claudet’s studio in London and it’s address. The invention of photography was announced in 1839 with the first announcement […]