Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Altrincham, Cheshire, U.K.)

Focal Plane Shutter - c. 1890


Dept. 5: Photographic Lenses, Supplies, etc. 2nd ed.; Andrew J. Lloyd & Co. (Boston, MA), 1897, p. 35

4x5 Thorton-Pickard Focal Plane Shutter installed on an E. & H.T. Anthony N.P.A.

another 4x5

 


Notes:  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 back.

References:
The International Annual of Anthony's Photographic Bulletin Vol. VII 1895,E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), 1894, ads p. 28
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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