E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY)

Single Achromatic Lens Variation 4 (cone barrel) / E.A. Single Combination Lens, c.1880's-c.1890's


 

 Anthony catalog, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York, NY, January 1891, p. 47
 


 


Notes: 

This is the distinctive Anthony lens with the conical shape.   It is usually advertised as the Single Combination Lens, although it is obviously a single achromat and what the combination aspect of it could be is a mystery.  It is typical of a single achromat in that it has a the full diameter of the objective is not useful for photography, and therefore a small stop or aperture is required to limit the off-axis rays from contributing to the image.  The cone tapers from the large diameter achromat to that small aperture.  Smaller apertures may be rotated into the lens with a wheel of stops.  The lens is capped by a metal lens cover, if it is still present.

The Single Combination Lens, like the Anthony Single View Lens Variation 4 was advertised separately from cameras, and often advertised at the same time as the other three variations were offered.  It apparently had a larger diameter of glass (for a given focal length) as Variation 2 and Variation 3, but not so large as Variation 4.  The larger diameter of the objective (and also the fixed stop), the faster working is the lens. 

References:
Illustrated Catalogue of Amateur Photographic Equipments & Materials, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY),  August 1887, p. 26
Illustrated Catalogue of Amateur Photographic Equipments & Materials, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY),  January 1889, p. 26
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York, NY, January 1891, p. 92
The International Annual of Anthony's Photographic Bulletin Vol. VII 1895,E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), 1894, ads p. 19
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), February, 1898, p. 64
 

 

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