My collection includes a Billcliffe camera designed to take a series of photographs on a single plate. See photograph below.
Billcliffe cameras were made in Manchester in the 19th Century. Billcliffe made cameras in their own name and for others.
The multi image camera works by the camera being focused and the back being moved across to allow a series of images to be taken.
The camera is made of mahogany and has comb joints rather than the more traditional dovetail joints.
Cameras capable of taking a series of images on a single plate made economic sense.
The camera has a circular lens board and, unusually, is fitted with a landscape lens. It was made around 1880.