Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Altrincham,
Focal Plane Shutter - c.
4x5 Thorton-Pickard Focal Plane Shutter installed on
an E. & H.T. Anthony N.P.A.
Thornton-Pickard shutters, even though made in the U.K., were sold in the U.S..
Most T-P shutters seen are the type fitted to and pushed onto the front of the
lens. This one, though, is a back that places a roller blind just in the
focal plane (actually just in front of the focal plane) of a camera. The
spring back (the plate holder sliding in and being held onto the back by the
springs) suggests that the camera was American, since most U.K. cameras of the
time had swing-away ground glass, and holders that slid into slots on the camera
The International Annual of Anthony's Photographic
Bulletin Vol. VII 1895,E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), 1894,
Dept. 5: Photographic Lenses, Supplies, etc. 2nd
ed.; Andrew J. Lloyd & Co.
(Boston, MA), 1897, p. 35
Catalogue No. IIII of Professional and Amateur Photographer's Supplies, Wm.
F. Uhlman (St. Joseph, MO), c.1901, p. 23
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