Unknown Manufacturer

Drop Shutter - c. 1885

Notes:  This drop shutter was associated with a Scovill Mfg. Co. Dry Plate Outfit B (5x8).  It has a square opening, rather than the curved-end opening that is more common.  Scovill catalogs of the era mention "instantaneous drop (wood)" in a section of "Outfits for Instantaneous Photography", and it is likely that this is an example of one, but the catalogs do not show what wood drop shutter looks like.


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