Purchase of a Pyne Camera

I have recently purchased a Pyne camera that dates back to around 1860. It was made/sold in Manchester and the company was in operation from around 1855 to 1865/7. intersetingly the camera was originally a stereo camera but had been cut down to make it smaller so perhaps easier to carry and certainly cheaper to use at a time when photography was expensive.
The camera came with an early wooden carrying box and dark slides.
It needs some restoration but to me it is quite special and the adaptation adds to its interest even if as a stereo camera it would have been more valuable.

July 2015.

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