Darlot Opticien (Paris, France)
Darlot View Lens
(single achromat) Variation 1 (pillbox), c.
The Darlot View Lens is a typical single
achromatic lens, in that the maximum aperture useful for photography is
considerably smaller than the diameter of the glass - hence the rather small
fixed aperture. This configuration gives such lenses the nickname of
pillbox. Smaller apertures are inserted from the front and held in
place by a metal ring. The metal lens cover also inserts from the front.
The Anthony E.A. View Lens Variation 1
and the Darlot View Lens Variation 1
are identical in form.
7, T.F. Indermill, (St. Joseph, MO), 1 Oct 1885, p. 88
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