Prosch Manufacturing Co. (New York, NY)

Eclipse Instantaneous Shutter - c. 1884-c.1886

 

Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 11, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), November 1884, ads p. 6

 

Scovill Mfg. Co. catalog, 1886, p. 86


 


Notes: 

The engravings of the Instantaneous Shutter of 1884 and the Eclipse Instantaneous Shutter of 1886 are not identical, but they are so close that the Eclipse Instantaneous can be thought of as a refinement of the Instantaneous.  Photographing eclipses was a subject much in the news in the 1880's.  Since the sun is rather bright, an instantaneous shutter would have been employed.  Perhaps the change of the name commemorates just such a use by a scientific team 1884-1885.

References:
Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 11, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), November 1884, ads p. 6
The Photographic Times and American Photographer, Vol. XIV, No. 171 (New Series No. 51), J. Trail Taylor, ed., Scovill Mfg. Co., pub., NY, December 26, 1884, ads page 21
Illustrated Catalogue of Amateur Photographic Equipments & Materials, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY),  September 1885, p. 33
Illustrated Catalogue of Amateur Equipments and Materials, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), September 1886, p. 48
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, Scovill Mfg. Co. (New York, NY), distributed by Andrew J. Smith (Providence, RI), 1886, p. 86
 


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